Calico's Whole Building Benchmarking Application

Whole building benchmarking and aggregated data in one easy-to-use tool.

benchmarking compliance, fast and simple.

Today, the building sector accounts for around 40% of total U.S. energy usage.*  To reduce emissions, you need to measure energy, especially when it comes to multi-tenant buildings. That’s why whole building benchmarking, and the legislation around it, is here to stay.

Calico’s whole building Benchmarking Application helps utilities respond to customer data requests in one easy-to-use application. Furthermore, it gives building owners and operators a way to manage multi-tenant buildings and energy usage data. This paves the way for useful insights that increase energy efficiency and optimize operations.

* Institute of Market Transformation, Building Energy Policies and Programs,   

What Can Calico's Whole Building Benchmarking Application Do?

for Utilities:

  • Provides automated access to multi-tenant facility energy usage data for building owner customers, while protecting confidential data


  • Automatically connects with the ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager® to perform whole building benchmarking and generate reports

building owners:

  • Categorizes, analyzes, manages and submits aggregated building usage data directly to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®

  • Identifies and quantifies the impact of energy efficiency projects and building retrofits

  • Tax benefits and potential utility incentives for ENERGY STAR certification 

Solution-In-Action At ComEd

With the onset of numerous regulations and incentives requiring submission of energy usage data, ComEd’s Benchmarking Application deployment, known as EUDS (Energy Usage Data System), is a success story for other utilities looking to help customers leverage the ENERGY STAR® program. Realizing the growing need for a whole building benchmarking application (and the likelihood of future regulations), ComEd launched EUDS years ahead of Chicago’s 2013 benchmarking ordinance. 

The EUDS tool provided a secure way for building owners and operators to access their data and manage their energy usage. For its efforts, the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) awarded ComEd its Outstanding Achievement in Energy Program Design & Implementation award in February 2010. ComEd also received the 2009 ENERGY STAR® Special Recognition Award for Innovation in Customer Service. 

Ready to make the case for a new benchmarking application in your organization?

Download our whole building Benchmarking Application Overview to get our app’s facts and figures, and to find out why Calico is the benchmarking initiative partner that’s right for your organization.

What is Building Benchmarking...
and why does it matter?

In territories across the nation, legislative bodies are releasing new benchmarking requirements. It’s no longer just first adopters rolling out these mandates — benchmarking is here to stay. As as result, the challenges to utilities and building owners can be immediate. Utilities need a simple way to deliver usage data to their customers. Likewise, building owners and operators need a single, easy-to-use application to acquire that data, whether it’s electric, gas or water.

Today, benchmarking involves manual requests and labor-intensive collection processes, particularly in the case of multi-tenant facilities. But we believe there’s a more efficient way. With a single solution like Calico’s whole building Benchmarking Application, electric, gas and water utilities can deliver simplicity for customers. And for utilities, the application ensures ease of implementation and ongoing maintenance.

Interested in our expertise in other areas of energy and utility data management? Check out our Expertise page.

Thinking about what the future of benchmarking Could look like? So are we.

Today, whole building benchmarking is complicated for building owners and utilities alike. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Read our white paper “The Future of Benchmarking: A ‘Geography-First’ Approach” to explore what regional utility collaboration can do: the shared benefits, simplicity for customers and impact on sustainability. 

Ready to see our application in Action?

Contact us to request a demo today.