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Benchmarking DSM

Across the country in large cities, buildings often account for the majority of energy use and carbon pollution. In effort to create a more energy-aware community and reduce energy waste, the Des Moines City Council passed on June 3, 2019, the Energy and Water Benchmarking Ordinance requiring building owners of buildings 25,000 sq. ft or larger to benchmark their energy and water usage. Read the ordinance

Ready to report your data to the City? Click the box below if you are using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. If you are using Iowa B3 Benchmarking, ensure you data is up to date for 2019. Iowa B3 will send your submitted data to the City on May 1, 2020. 


Want help benchmarking?
Attend a free hands-on assistance open lab session. All sessions will be held at the Des Moines Central Library computer lab (1000 Grand Ave). Parking is free in the library garage for up to two hours.

Registration required. Sign up for a session at:

Sessions available for Iowa B3 Benchmarking Program users: Hosted by IEDA and Willdan

  • Tuesday, February 4 from 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Thursday, February 6 from 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Tuesday, February 25 from 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Thursday, March 5 from 1 PM – 3 PM

Sessions available for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager users. Hosted by The Energy Group

  • Tuesday, February 4 from 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Thursday, February 6 from 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Tuesday, February 18 from 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Thursday, February 20 from 10 AM – 12 PM