There are many organizations that electronically enter your utility data into Portfolio Manager. They do this using software tools called Web Services where they “exchange data” between their databases and Portfolio Manager.
- Service providers. Service providers integrate this service into their own software and value-added offerings (see list here).
- Utilities. In addition to your regular paper bill, you may be able to get your energy (and/or water) data from your utility in either:
- as a direct update into your Portfolio Manager account (Web Services)
- spreadsheet format
Check your Energy tab to see if there is a link to your utility to get started.
If you don't see anything on your Energy tab, check if your utility offers this service on this interactive map or fact sheet). Some utilities even offer aggregated whole building data. These options can save you a lot of time spent gathering and inputting data.