Benchmarking empowers building owners and managers to save on energy costs. It’s also a first step toward attracting higher premiums, supporting job creation and improving health for employees and tenants.
Buildings across the U.S. that benchmark reduce energy use by an annual average of 2.4%, which for a 500,000 sqft building could save $120,000. Benchmarking is expected to save commercial and multifamily property owners in San Diego $270 million through 2030.
Energy-efficient buildings attract occupancy rates and rental premiums 10% higher and sale prices up to 25% higher than conventional buildings.
Benchmarking is projected to create more than 900 full-time jobs in San Diego through 2030.
Employees working in green buildings have 30% fewer complaints of illness than those in conventional buildings.