Compliance Process

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Website Graphics_General Compliance Process

1. Getting Started

  • Determine what Buildings are covered and when they have to Comply
    • Covered Buildings List
    • Exemption Request
  • Identify a Benchmarking Lead

2. Benchmark

  • Create ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Account
  • Gather basic information required to set up property profiles
  • Request Whole-Building Aggregate Data
    • Electricity (ComEd)
    • Natural Gas (Nicor)
    • Water (Evanston)
  • Enter energy and water use data into Portfolio Manager
  • Check for Possible Data Errors

3. Verify

  • Have a Certified Professional Verify the Data
    • Recognized training programs and credentials
    • Verification through ENERGY STAR Certification
    • Pro-Bono Data Verification
  • Generate a Data Verification Checklist
  • Add the Certified Professional information to Portfolio Manager

4. Report

  • Generate and review the property report in Portfolio Manager
  • Submit Report to the City through Portfolio Manager
  • Retain Records

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