Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The town's energy benchmarking tool - annual energy consumption by building

At last night's meeting, I mentioned the Energy Commission's desire of participating in a state plan called 30% by 2015. The program's goal is to reduce municipal government energy consumption by 30% by 2015. Additionally I mentioned that the Town now has a fairly comprehensive database from which to benchmark our energy use - in both costs and consumption - so measuring a 30% reduction is possible.

Anyway, I'm not sure of the timeframe over which the following numbers were measured, but the town's annual energy budget is somewhere between two and three million dollars. So I'm guessing this actual $2.2 million is for a period of twelve months... though I'm not sure which twelve months... and the website doesn't make it obvious:Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why does an older building like Chapman School (with lousy leaking windows) cost substantially less in energy per square foot than Norton School, with new high efficiency windows and boilers? Does anyone look at this data in context with our recent projects? Can you please provide data for these sites in a comparative for the last few years?