Best Practices for Building Performance Tracking

  • Goal: Facilitate a more rapid uptake of building performance tracking methods, tools, and strategies into the marketplace.
  • Scope: Create and disseminate technical research, case studies, and a practical Guide for owners on best practices for building performance tracking in commercial and institutional buildings.

Specific project objectives include:

  • Identify current industry best practice as well as market and technical barriers to building performance tracking.
  • Characterize the rapidly evolving energy anomaly and fault detection tools in the market to inform and guide owner selection.
  • Identify and characterize energy performance metrics and strategies to track metrics.
  • Provide building owners and key market players with a comprehensive, easy-to-use, practical Guide for selecting the best-fit building performance tracking management strategy and supporting technology.


Timeline: September 2009 - September 2011

Principal Investigator: Hannah Friedman, PE,


The Building Performance Tracking Handbook

This handbook is the capstone of the "Best Practices for Building Performance Tracking" research initiative. A practical guide for any commercial building owner or energy manager, the handbook is a key tool in navigating the myriad options when it comes to selecting and implementing a building performance tracking strategy. Learn more about the Building Performance Tracking Handbook.


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