Weather Normalized energy is the energy your property would have used if you had experienced 30 year average temperatures. The weather in a given year may be much hotter or colder than your building’s normal climate; weather normalized energy accounts for this difference. However, weather normalized energy adjusts for weather only, not climate.
- Weather refers to annual variations at a single location over time. Ex: Washington DC had a very mild summer in 2014.
- Climate (Not part of Weather Normalization) refers to regional variations in average weather conditions. Ex: Florida has a warmer climate than Maine.
- Evaluate your property from one year to the next
- Assess performance if you cannot earn an ENERGY STAR score