Benchmarking is the process of measuring your building’s energy and water consumption and comparing it against past performance and to other similar buildings. Building owners and operators commonly use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, a free interactive software platform, to conduct benchmarking.

Assembly Bill 802

Assembly Bill (AB) 802, which Governor Brown signed into law in October 2015, establishes a California statewide program for benchmarking and publicly disclosing building energy use for commercial, multifamily and mixed-use buildings over 50,000 square feet.

Commercial buildings started reporting in June 2018. Multifamily and mixed-use buildings must report starting June 2019. Public disclosure starts one year after reporting begins.

Need Help Benchmarking Your Building or Complying with AB 802?

The Center for Sustainable Energy, on behalf of the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, provides no-cost, one-on-one technical support to San Diego Regional Green Business Network members. Our Benchmarking Coaches can help you

  • Create a Portfolio Manager account
  • Add properties to your Portfolio Manager account
  • Input energy and water consumption data
  • Share your data with other people and services
  • Set up automatic data transfer with SDG&E®
  • Generate reports on your property’s data
  • Report your data under AB 802

 Contact a Benchmarking Coach Today 

This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.