Contact Us Office of Sustainability 
910 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215 

Alana Shockey
Assistant Director, Sustainability 
Phone: (614) 645-7157

David R. Celebrezze  
GreenSpot Coordinator
Phone: (614) 645-6703

TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Why? In 2014, 41% of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed in residential and commercial buildings1. Energy efficiency remains one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to cut energy use. In addition, electricity rates have continued to rise and are projected to increase 18% overall between 2013-20402.

A recent study found that commercial buildings that regularly benchmarked their energy performance in Energy Star Portfolio Manager TM  tool cut their energy bills by seven percent over three years3.

Imagine if Columbus' largest building's owners and managers joined together to track and report energy usage.  We could save millions of dollars in wasted energy costs, and hedge against rising costs in the future. Those dollars could instead be used to grow the local economy and create jobs in the burgeoning energy efficiency sector.
 
Follow the steps outlined below to get started:

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Register as a participant online here.
energy starCreate an account for your building(s) with ENERGY STAR®  Portfolio Manager®  

Training on how to use the program can be found here
Input your building's monthly energy and water usage into your ENERGY STARR Portfolio ManagerR account. Then share your data by responding to the 2013/2014 data request  or the 2014/2015 data request.  Your building(s) annual consumption will be compiled with other challenge participants to create a citywide summary to determine overall progress towards the Columbus Green Community Plan- Green Memo III goals.

Training on how to use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® can be found here.