As a pioneer in cloud-based building energy performance assessment technology, SRS has earned a reputation for developing cutting edge software, data, and predictive analytics solutions. Our latest innovation is the Energy Performance Improvement Calculator (EPIC™).
EPIC continues to be enthusiastically adopted across the ecosystem of energy efficiency project professionals for its ability to help drive sales of higher ticket, higher margin equipment.
Based on EPIC user requests, we are pleased to announce the launch of the EPIC Performance Comparison with Peer Buildings feature.
This new feature enables EPIC users, in real time, to compare their building’s pre- and post-improvements weather normalized energy use intensity (EUI) to their peer group’s median EUI.
These EPIC-enabled performance comparison analytics are fueled by multiple database sources to benchmark the subject building’s EUI to peer buildings in the same geographical area, climate zone, or nationally:
Commercial buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Performance Database (BPD) is used to benchmark the subject building’s EUI to peer buildings with the same commercial use type, e.g., office, retail, hotel, etc.
Multifamily buildings: In addition to the BPD, the U.S. DOE’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) is used to benchmark the subject building’s EUI to peer multifamily buildings.
The EPIC ReportPDF now includes a new section: Performance Comparison with Peer Buildings with the following analytics displayed:
Moreover, an EPIC user can enable/disable the display of these new analytics via: EPIC app Avatar > User Preferences > Miscellaneous > Display Performance Comparison with Peer Buildings
To learn more about this new EPIC Performance Comparison with Peer Buildings feature see our FAQ. To discuss how EPIC this new feature can help accelerate your energy efficiency project proposals, Contact Us to schedule a demonstration.
About the Author
Brian J. McCarter is Chief Executive Officer at Sustainable Real Estate Solutions. Mr. McCarter has been a leader in the commercial real estate software and due diligence information services market for over 25 years. He may be contacted through our Contact page.