CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-167) Energy Efficiency Ratings – Benchmarks that Drive Excellence in Building Design and Operations
This reference paper, sponsored by Building IQ, provides an overview of the energy efficiency ratings used in benchmarking building design and operation. Various rating systems including LEED, Energy Star, NABERS, and Green Star are discussed, along with specific examples of how Building IQ’s services can be used to both benchmark and improve energy efficiency performance. While this paper is specific to Building IQ’s services, it does provide a background with examples on how the management of a building, as it interacts with the power grid, can be monitored intelligently in real time to improve its operational efficiency.