To track and continuously optimize energy performance, install building level meters for electricity, natural gas, and steam. Install advanced meters as required by statute. Standard meters should be used when advanced meters are not appropriate.
- Is electricity metered at the building level?
- Is natural gas metered at the building level?
- Assessment Guidance: Not applicable if there is no natural gas.
- Is steam metered at the building level?
- Assessment Guidance: Not applicable if there is no steam.
- Mechanical and electrical plans showing what utilities will be metered.
- 42 U.S.C. § 8253(3), Metering of Energy Use
- Federal Building Metering Guidance (Per U.S.C. 8253(e), Metering of Energy Use): https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/downloads/federal-building-metering-guidance-usc-8253emetering-energy-use
- Submetering Wizard, Sustainable Facilities Tool (U.S. General Services Administration): https://sftool.gov/plan/submetering
For new buildings, use advanced meters whenever appropriate. Documents such as utility bills or photos will demonstrate the installation and location of building-level standard meters for electricity, natural gas, steam, or other sources (when present).
“Not Applicable” is justifiable for 2.c.1.4 and 2.c.1.5 as a “location” when the base does not yet have the centralized system.
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