Measurabl, the world’s fastest growing startup for energy and sustainability software, has upgraded its software integration with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® platform, an online commercial building environmental performance benchmarking tool used by over 450,000 US commercial properties. The integration enables buildings on Measurabl to automatically detect and monitor their ENERGY STAR scores and certification status, report to regulatory authorities, and more easily and accurately disclose portfolio-wide performance to sustainability standards like the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
“New energy and water disclosure regulations are sweeping North America,” explains Matt Ellis, Measurabl’s Founder and CEO, “and the local and state governments passing those laws all require reporting using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.” But tracking compliance risk and ENERGY STAR status across large real estate portfolios can be tedious and prone to error if done manually.
“By enhancing our web integration with EPA’s Portfolio Manager we’ve taken another step towards making it easy to manage, report, and act upon sustainability data.”
“All-in over 40 billion square feet of commercial property uses the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool for benchmarking and tracking energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions,” notes Mike Zatz, Manager with the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program. “We’re pleased to see Measurabl enhancing its data integration with Portfolio Manager in an effort to help building owners and occupiers streamline the benchmarking process for either voluntary use, or to keep pace with local and state regulations.” Measurabl has 2.3 billion square feet of commercial property on its platform, growing at the rate of nearly 1 billion square feet per year.
The new capability is available to all Measurabl subscribers, including those on its free “Basic” plan. “Making ENERGY STAR score and certification monitoring free ensures building owners and occupiers have unfettered access to the new capability,” explains Ellis, “which is part of Measurabl’s partnership with ENERGY STAR and our overall mission of making sustainability simple and affordable for any company.”
In its first day of deployment, 630 buildings representing 163 million square feet of commercial property instantly synced 181 ENERGY STAR certifications using the new feature. The average ENERGY STAR score across all ENERGY STAR buildings using Measurabl was a remarkable 87 out of 100, reflecting the high quality commercial property using Measurabl.
“I’m incredibly pleased to see this enhancement,” says Dave Pogue, a Measurabl Board Member and commercial real estate veteran. “The scale and ease Measurabl has brought to tracking and reporting ENERGY STAR status comes at a time of incredible regulatory and investor scrutiny around energy and water usage in the commercial real estate sector.”