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How do I benchmark a campus? Follow

There are 4 options for benchmarking campuses:

  1. Benchmark the campus ONLY (the "Parent" property), this is a good option if:
    • You only have energy data for the campus as a whole
    • You only have partial energy for the child properties (e.g. common areas, or only gas use), but not enough to benchmark them separately.
  2. Benchmark the campus (the "Parent" property) and SOME child buildings, this is a good option if:
    • You have all fuel meters for some of the child buildings; or
    • You have some fuel meters (e.g. only electric) for all child buildings
  3. Benchmark the campus (the "Parent" property) and ALL child buildings, this is a good option if:
    • You have all fuels for all child buildings; or
    • You have some fuels (e.g. only electric) for all child buildings
  4. Benchmark the individual buildings ONLY, this is a good option if:
    • You don't have a need to analyze the data campus-wide. 

The benchmarking option you decide may be largely driven by your overall goal. If your goal is to achieve recognition for your campus as a whole or generate whole campus metrics, option 1 may be the best approach. Further guidance to this approach is described in the "How to Benchmark a Campus" link below. However, note that only certain campus types are eligible to achieve recognition using this approach.

If your goal is to understand the specific performance of one or more individual buildings within your campus, or achieve recognition for one or more of these buildings, option 2, 3 or 4 will be better for you.

See our "How to Benchmark A Campus" guide for more information. Click here for more information about what constitutes a campus.

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