B3 Benchmarking

INSIGHTFUL

Savings opportunities by building and system

COMPREHENSIVE

Ratings for 98% of commercial, public, and multifamily buildings

INTEGRATED

With ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

B3 Benchmarking

INSIGHTFUL

Savings opportunities by building and system

COMPREHENSIVE

Ratings for 98% of commercial, public, and multifamily buildings

INTEGRATED

With ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

B3: Buildings, Benchmarks & Beyond

Benchmark, Report, and
Improve Your Buildings

B3 Benchmarking allows you to track and manage your building’s energy and water consumption and carbon footprint. B3 Benchmarking identifies potential efficiency improvements and tracks your progress towards a target.

Million Square Feet

Buildings

$ in Potential Energy Savings Identified

ENERGY STAR® Scores

RATING & DISCLOSURE

B3 Benchmarking supports compliance with local ratings and disclosure requirements.

ENERGY STAR® INTEGRATION

B3 Benchmarking has full two-way integration with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® (ESPM). Take advantage of both tools, whether starting with ESPM or B3 Benchmarking.

REDUCE COSTS & CARBON EMISSIONS

B3 Benchmarking quantifies savings opportunities, helps select and track projects, and displays progress towards goals for all building types.

How B3 Benchmarking Works

How B3 Works

B3 Benchmarking is an “off-the-shelf” online tool that collects, stores, manages and analyzes utility data for buildings. B3 includes all ENERGY STAR eligible building types, but also mixed use and other building types beyond ENERGY STAR. B3 integrates with and expands upon ESPM, pairing monthly utility data and basic building information with real-time energy simulations, allowing users to:

• Get ENERGY STAR scores, when eligible

• Compare building energy performance against current local energy codes

• Identify buildings with the greatest savings potential for improvement and investment

• Prioritize and align energy improvement projects with capital planning initiatives

• Track water savings and energy savings in a single dashboard

BUILDINGS, BENCHMARKS & BEYOND

"With the tool, we can make small or large adjustments in the facilities and see how that affects our consumption. For instance, we ask questions like, “What if we decide to turn off certain banks of lights in off-peak hours?” and we can find the answer. By tracking consumption, the tool tells us how worthwhile such efforts are for us.”

– Jay Strachota, Streets & Parks Superintendent, City of Hopkins, MN

"We use B3 Benchmarking to see how we are doing compared to other schools. Because there are so many schools using it, I believe it’s the best tool for a MN school to gauge progress, set goals, etc."

– Lisa Johnson, ISD 197 West St. Paul – Mendota Heights – Eagan

"I find that the quarterly improvement report is useful as it gives a snapshot of which buildings may have some energy conservation opportunities."

Eric Gager, Building Maintenance Supervisor, City of Woodbury

"We use B3 Benchmarking to pinpoint problem buildings and fix issues before they turn into large problems."

– Teri Thompson, City of Lake Crystal

LATEST NEWS

Minnesota State College and Universities – Case Study

Minnesota State College and Universities – Case Study

B3 Benchmarking was used by the Minnesota State College and Universities system to help reduce overall energy consumption by 20% among its 54 campuses located throughout the state (28.5M SF total) by the year 2020. B3 Benchmarking helped Minnesota State College and...

New York City DCAS – Case Study

New York City DCAS – Case Study

Willdan worked with the New York City DCAS to create an action plan to achieve Local Law 97 (LL97) Emissions Reduction targets and break its dependence on fossil fuels. In early 2022, Willdan completed the development of New York City’s LL97 Implementation Action Plan...