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Benchmarking DSM

2020 Benchmarking Update 
The City of Des Moines will issue  notifications to property owners in early March 2021 with information for the 2020 data reporting cycle, informational sessions, training, and virtual assistance sessions. Stay tuned for further updates. 

Energy Star Training Opportunities
Want to learn how to save money and energy for your properties using Portfolio Manager? Energy Star is offering a series of webinars over the next few months to help you maximize the value of reporting. Sign up below:

Part 1: A Beginners Guide to Using Portfolio Manger for Benchmarking Law Compliance

Part 2: Using Benchmarking Results to Understand Your Building's Performance

Part 3: To Efficiency & Beyond! How to Benefit from Benchmarking Compliance with Strategies for Improving Energy Performance

Across the country in large cities, buildings often account for the majority of energy use and carbon emissions. 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 owners of buildings 25,000 sq. ft or larger to benchmark their energy and water usage. Read the ordinance
NOTE: Privately-owned buildings owners must use Energy Star Portfolio Manager as your benchmarking tool.

Need help with benchmarking your property? Sign up for a one-on-one  technical assistance session with City staff.

To learn more about COVID-19 accommodations for building energy and water use
reporting click the box below: 


**Questions? Email 

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Start by downloading the  Benchmarking 101 info sheet and the Benchmarking Compliance Checklist .
If your building has more than four tenants, watch this video about aggregated data services from utilities to learn how to get your building usage data.

               Find your building id/list of buildings required to comply       

Not required, but want to benchmark? Email us  to get started.

         Update your contact information        

                    Apply for exemption                    

   Request Aggregated Data from Utilities   

 How-to Benchmark (Training Resources)

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 your data is up to date for the year you wish to report. 


Report Your 2020 Data

Instructions on how to report your data. (PDF) 

2019 City of Des Moines building energy and water benchmarking data is now live. Click the box below to view the data and learn more about how City buildings are performing.

2019 City Building Energy and Water Use Data