Metrics Topics & Opinions

Building Energy Use Intensity

Building EUIs are valuable energy performance metrics for the design, energy modeling and assessment of building energy performance.

Documenting Performance

Conceptually, the statement “getting energy performance data should be easy” is true. Virtually every building has electric, gas and other fuel revenue meters coming into the building, and summing whole building energy use for a year should not be rocket science.

Where’s the Carbon Footprint?

While counting energy (e.g., kWhs, therms) consumed on site may tell us how efficiently a building is running, it doesn’t tell us anything about the atmospheric carbon emissions that result from its operation.