Energy Benchmarking – Higher Education

Why benchmark your energy?

Benchmarking your buildings will help you to identify and prioritize energy efficiency and cost saving opportunities. According to ENERGY STAR, buildings that benchmark for three years have seen an average energy savings of 7%.

Certain cities have adopted benchmarking ordinances requiring the benchmarking of large facilities. Find out more information about benchmarking ordinances and City Energy Projects in your area by clicking on the city in the right hand column.

APPA also has programs that support energy benchmarking, efficiency and sustainability practices.


Do you need assistance benchmarking your University’s facilities? 

As an active member of CAPPA and MAPPA, Sitton supports benchmarking efforts at Universities..

To learn more and to request benchmarking assistance

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Join Us at the CAPPA-MAPPA Joint Conference

Sitton Energy Solutions will be leading a panel discussion, and will be available throughout the conference to share additional information on benchmarking and energy efficiency.

  • Date: September 17th-21st 
  • Location: St. Louis Union Station Hotel
  • Sitton Booth: 112
Sitton Panel: Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Energy Strategy
Tuesday, September 19th, 1:45-2:45pm
Moderator: Doug Sitton – Sitton Energy Solutions
Panel: Ryan Lynch – Washington University, Chris Homan – Illinois State University and Justin Harrell – Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleUniversities face many headwinds, not the least of which is the lack of capital, when it comes to optimizing the performance of their buildings. This often leads to a tactical and sporadic project-by-project approach. This session will share how some Universities are taking a more strategic, continuous approach, one that is based on an overall energy strategy that becomes a continuous process for optimizing the performance of their buildings. The results are maximum savings at the lowest cost, lower operation and maintenance costs, optimum comfort and health, and minimized carbon emissions.