Meeting State and Local Building Benchmarking Requirements

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • City of San Diego ESD Auditorium, 9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123
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Join fellow building professionals in learning not only how to comply with state and local building benchmarking requirements, but how to use benchmarking for ongoing utility consumption tracking and energy retrofit planning.

At this workshop you'll learn how to use the industry-leading benchmarking tool, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, which will not only help you better manage energy consumption but also give you greater insight into prioritizing energy audits and retrofits.

By learning how to benchmark your building, you also will be prepared to comply with mandatory regulations, such as Assembly Bill 802 and the City of San Diego's Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. We also will introduce the Benchmarking Coach program that provides no-cost, one-on-one technical support to building owners through the San Diego Regional Green Business Network.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Building Benchmarking
  • Business Case for Benchmarking
  • Benchmarking Regulations, including AB 802 and the City of San Diego's Benchmarking Ordinance
  • Benchmarking Coach program resources
  • Live demo of using Portfolio Manager (adding a sample property and meters)


Rebecca Sappenfield Baptiste, LEED AP O+M, WELL AP, is an associate manager in Distributed Energy Resources Programs at the Center for Sustainable Energy. She utilizes her green building expertise to provide benchmarking technical knowledge and coaching, inform green building policy and regulation development and assist in developing local green business networks and events. Rebecca holds master’s degrees in integrated science and technology and a master’s in sustainable environmental resources management, as well as a professional certificate in sustainable business practices.

Aaron Lu is a program coordinator of the Sustainability Department in the City of San Diego. He utilizes his energy and environmental science expertise to advance the City’s energy goals of reaching 100% renewable energy supply city-wide and reducing municipal and community energy consumption through regulatory engagement, policy support, and program implementation and management. Aaron holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and professional certificates in sustainable business practices and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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.