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Evanston Benchmarking Workshop Schedule

Below are the workshops available for 2019. Registration will become available starting March 22, 2019. If you have questions or concerns related to the process please email, call 311 or visit the Benchmarking Ordinance homepage.


 March 28, 2019

 8:00-10:00am TBD  Registration Form
Friday  April 5, 2019  1:00-3:00pm TBD  Registration Form
Tuesday  April 30, 2019  8:00-10:00am TBD  Registration Form
 Tuesday  May 7, 2019  6:00-8:00pm TBD  Registration Form
 Wednesday   May 15, 2019  10:00am-noon TBD  Registration Form
 Thursday  May 23, 2019  6:00-8:00pm  TBD  Registration Form
 Wednesday  June 12, 2019  1:00-3:00pm  TBD  Registration Form

View the Evanston Benchmarking Training presentation here.

Ordinance Information

Compliance Process


  • Benchmarking Guide A comprehensive step-by-step guide for the compliance process. Includes a glossary of term.s
  • Compliance Checklist A summarized list of the tasks required for benchmarking compliance.
  • FAQ List of frequently asked questions.
    • View the PDF version here.
  • Covered Building List List of all buildings covered by the ordinance.
  • Workshops and Office Hours. Events put on by City staff to provide in-person assistance with benchmarking compliance. See above for the schedule.
  • Verification Learn more about the data verification process.

Forms and Links

  • Benchmarking Request Form. A web-based form building owners can use to request their Evanston Benchmarking ID, apply for pro-bono data verification, and request exemptions.
  • 311 Request to Update Building Information. Contact 311 to update building information.
  • Evanston Benchmarking Reporting Link Link to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager report template that building owners will use to report their data to the City.

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guidance

ComEd Energy Usage Data System

Nicor Gas

  • Landlord Agreement. Form that demonstrates the person requesting the data is allowed to receive the data. 
  • Unit/Tenant List. Complete required fields, however, if meter numbers are unknown they can be left blank.
  • Email completed forms to 

City of Evanston Water Utility

  • 311 Water Utility Request. To request building water usage data contact 311.
  • WaterSmart Portal. Access your aggregated water data here.

Return to the Benchmarking Homepage.


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