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The Building Performance Database is currently the largest publically available source of building energy performance data. It contains information about the building’s location, use, and physical and operational characteristics. All of the data in the BPD is real – there is no modeled or default data.

The value of the BPD lies in its ability to analyze custom-defined peer groups. BPD users create control variables for peer groups, such as building type, location, or detailed building characteristics, and can then analyze the statistical relationship between variables within a peer group or compare peer groups to each other.

The BPD depends upon the amount and quality of data it contains. Basic building information and monthly energy consumption data can be used to compare similar buildings and identify high and low performers. Richer data, such as equipment information and interval meter data, will enable statistical analysis of potential retrofit measures and other advanced analysis. As more data is contributed, more advanced analyses will become possible. New data is being added regularly, and there is no limit to the amount of data that the BPD can hold.

Unlike the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), the BPD is not intended to be a statistically representative sample of the building stock. The BPD can be used to analyze trends within custom defined local peer groups – in many cases there are sizeable peer groups for specific real estate sub-markets, which is not the case with subsets of CBECS and RECS. Nevertheless, as the number of buildings in the database increases, it is anticipated that the distribution will eventually approach the distribution of the underlying building stock. Statistical methods to test this hypothesis are under development. More information about this work can be found in the ACEEE Summer Study paper Getting Real With Energy Data: Using the Buildings Performance Database to Support Data-Driven Analyses and Decision Making.

Data Contributors

We believe that the BPD can become an important resource that supports decision-making and investment across the energy-efficiency industry and creates new opportunities for researchers, but the value of BPD depends on the amount and quality of the data it holds. The data collected has already been used by thousands of users to conduct basic whole-building analysis of energy use intensity of different peer groups. To date, we have received data contributions from many exemplary industry leaders, including federal agencies, state and local governments, energy-efficiency programs, real estate owners and private businesses.

Data Contributor List

ACTION-Housing Inc.
Aeon
AFC First Financial Keystone Program
AHEAD Inc.
Alachua County Public Schools
Alleghany College
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Arlington County, VA
Ascension Health
Atlanta Housing Authority
Balfour Beatty Communities
Beacon Communities
Best Buy
Better Buildings Challenge
Brandywine California Commercial End-use Survey (CEUS)
BRIDGE Housing Corporation
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Camas School District
Campus Crest Communities
Capitol Hill Housing
Cheyanne Housing Authority
Cion Housing Services
Clark County, NV
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Columbia Residential
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)
CommonWealth Partners
Community Housing Partners
Corcoran Management
City and County of Denver, CO
City of Arvada, CO
City of Atlanta, GA
City of Beaverton, OR
City of Boston, MA
City of Chicago, IL
City of Chula Vista, CA
City of Cleveland, OH
City of Columbia, MO
City of El Paso, TX
City of Fort Worth, TX
City of Gillette, WY
City of Hillsboro, OR
City of Houston, TX
City of Huntington, NY
City of Knoxville, TN
City of Los Angeles, CA
City of Margate, FL
City of Medford, MA
City of Milwaukee, WI
City of Orlando, FL
City of Pittsburgh, PA
City of Roanoke, VA
City of Rochester, NY
City of Santa Fe, NM
City of San Diego, CA
City of San Francisco, CA
City of Seattle, WA
City of Toledo, OH
City of West Palm Beach, FL
City of Worchester, MA
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Dayton Residential & Commercial
Delaware State University
Denver West
District of Columbia
Douglas County School District
Duetsche Asset and Wealth Management
Dysart Unified School District No. 89
EAH Housing Inc.
East Bay Asian Development Corporation
East Hartford Housing Authority
Energize Phoenix
EPA Energy Star
Florida A&M University
Forest City Enterprises
Fort Atkinson School District
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
FS Energy
Gainesville Green
Gainesville 2011-2013
Green Coast Enterprises
Hall County, GA
Havertys
HEI Hotels and Resorts
Hilton Worldwide
Hispanic Housing Development Authority
Homes for America
Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Housing Authority of the City of Bristol, CT
Housing Authority of the City of Buenaventura, CA
Housing Authority of City of Freeport, IL
Housing Authority of the City of Helena, MT
Housing Authority of the City of Palatka, FL
Housing Authority of the City of Philadelphia, PA
Housing Authority of City of Tampa, FL
Housing Authority of Knox County, TN
Housing Authority of McDonough County, IL
Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Houston Housing Authority
Houston Independent School District
ICG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Indian River Central School District
Jersey City, NJ, Housing Authority
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Jonathan Rose Companies
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Kohl's Department Stores
Korman Residential Properties Inc.
Kauai, HI
King County, WA
Kitsap County, WA
Lend Lease
Liberty Property Trust
LINC Housing / SEED Partners LLC
Lucid Design
Macy's
McCormack Baron Salazar / Sunwheel Energy
Mesa County Valley School District
MGM Resorts International
Michigan State University
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
Multifamily Mission Ministries
National Church Residences
National Housing Trust / Enterprise Preservation Corporation
New Bedford Housing Authority
New Jersey Pay-For-Performance (P4P)
NewLife Homes
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
NHP Foundation
Parmenter Realty Partners
Peabody Properties Inc.
Penn State University
Placer County, CA
Portland Public Schools
Poudre School District
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Prologis
Prudential
REACH CDC
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Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)
Retirement Housing Foundation
Rockford Housing Authority
Rural Ulster Preservation Community
San Antonio Housing Authority
San Diego Gas and Electric
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Shorenstein Properties LLC
Spokane County, WA
Sprint
Staples
Starbucks Coffee Company
State of Delaware
State of Iowa
State of Maryland
State of Minnesota
State of New York
State of North Carolina
State of Rhode Island
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Community Builders Inc.
The Economic Development Authority of the City of Mankato, MN
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver, CO
The Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences, NM
The JBG Companies
The Model Group Inc.
The Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, NY
The PNC Financial Services Group
The Schochet Companies
The Silver Street Group
The Tower Companies
Thurston County, WA
TIAA - CREF
Tishman
Tonti Properties
Towson University
Transwestern
Trinity Housing Corporation of Greeley
Trinity Management
University of California, Irvine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Utah
University of Virginia
USAA Real Estate Company
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. General Services Administration
Vermont Energy investment Corporation
Village of Hempstead Housing Authority
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Volunteers of America
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Walgreens Co.
Whole Foods Market
Will County, IL
WinnCompanies
Wyndham Worldwide
Vornado