Excluding parking is the most accurate way to benchmark a building.
If your parking energy is included in your property's master meter, you'll need to subtract this parking energy usage from your property's total energy use. You can either:
- Do the math outside of Portfolio Manager (total energy - parking energy = building energy)
- Enter a 2nd meter for parking and add negative entries. This way is our preferred method, especially for certification because we like to see the math.
Also, make sure you:
- do not include a Property Use for parking
- do not include your Parking Gross Floor Area (GFA) in your property GFA.