Iowa Public Building Benchmarking
Since 2010, the Iowa Energy Center has been working with statewide energy efficiency stakeholders as the principal leader of Phase I and Phase II of the Iowa Public Building Energy Benchmarking Project. The benchmarking project connects selected public facility owners with a web-based benchmarking tool developed by the Weidt Group. The B3 Benchmarking Tool is intended to identify buildings that could benefit from energy audits, detailed investigations and energy betterment projects. Parties interested in participating can fill out a form on the B3 Benchmarking website.
This project was sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under the 2012 State Energy Program Competitive Grant (#DE-EE0005861) through Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) State Energy Program Contract (#SEP 12-11011) with Iowa State University. This work was a cooperative effort involving staff from the Iowa Energy Center, The Weidt Group, the Center for Energy & Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa, and members of the Benchmarking Stakeholder Advisory Group (BSAG) consisting of representatives from various State of Iowa agencies, utility regulation agencies, public associations, Iowa utilities, and key users.
As of early 2017, more than 2,300 public buildings in Iowa have been studied as part of this program. See the links below for more information.
To view a case study report, please click here.
A final project report can be found here.