Benchmarking – It may feel good but how much energy does it save?

Watson: We have chosen to install permanent instrumentation at the beginning of every project to "provide actual energy data". The Energy Star Benchmarking Program is a giant Bureaucracy built to "estimate what the actual data would be". Does that make any "scents"

Benchmarking by Watson

Watson: I have been benchmarking ever since I was big enough to lift my leg high enough, Holmes. I didn’t realize it was a valuable Energy Efficiency Tool until I met you. Perhaps dogs are more suitable for that job than people.

Holmes: Sorry to disappoint you Watson but being from France I understand that you occasionally have trouble with some of our idioms. According to the EPA’s Energy Star Program, in the energy world, “benchmarking is the process of comparing your energy performance to something similar”.

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