This page contains some resources for using Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
Registered events to learn to benchmark your building with Portfolio Manager.
Quick tutorials using 5-minute express videos
Review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Coming soon: Walk Through Guide using City Hall data to create an account, property, meters, and obtain metrics. This will be available in written and video form with City Hall data publicly available.
Financial Incentives and Technical Assistance
The Energy Empowerment Ordinance (Ordinance 150299) was approved in June 2015, preceded by a unanimous adoption of Resolution 150300. Resolution 150300 requires a report outlining currently available and future potential sources of financial incentives and technical assistance for assessing energy usage and making energy efficiency improvements to buildings in Kansas City. The report highlights a number of financial incentives provided by local utilities, but very few federal or state and no city financial incentives available are currently available for benchmarking.
What the City Will Do With the Reported Benchmarking Information
The reported data will be published in the Open Data KC portal. The Ordinance requires the Director to make the reported data available to the public. While City-Owned buildings have been published since 2015, non-City buildings will be reported starting September 1, 2018. The following data will be available: weather normalized site and source Energy Use Intensity (EUI); direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs); indoor and outdoor water use; ENERGY STAR® score, if available; and confirmation of data accuracy.
City-Owned Building Data
The City of Kansas City Missouri is required to publish energy and water data of buildings 10,000 SQFT or greater. Years 2015 and 2016 have been published to Open Data KC.
Per the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, the director will publish a report of statistics and trends by December 31 of each year. These reports do not single out any particular building unless authorization is given by the owner or authorized agent. Data is collected for the year prior to reporting. For example the 2016 report uses energy consumption data used during 2015 but reported on in 2016.
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