Chicago Energy Benchmarking

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This dataset contains the Chicago Energy Benchmarking for the FY 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Environment and Sustainable Development.

Complexity

On November 21st, 2017, the Chicago City Council approved updates to the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance in order to improve the visibility and transparency of the reported information, while also making the information easier to understand.
Properties in compliance with benchmarking reporting will receive between one and four stars on a four-star rating system, based on their 1-100 ENERGY STAR score. Properties with one, two, or three stars will be able to earn an additional star if they have improved by at least 10 points in the past two reporting years. Building owners will be required to post their rating in a prominent location, and to share the rating at the time of listing the property for lease or sale. The new rating system goes into effect in 2019.

The initial ratings would be based on the following scale:

– Zero stars: Out of compliance with energy benchmarking
– One star: 1-40 points
– Two stars: 41-60 points OR a score of 11-40 points and a 10 point improvement in the past 2 years
– Three stars: 61-80 points OR a score of 41-60 points and a 10 point improvement in the past 2 years
– Four stars: 81-100 points OR a score of 61-80 points and a 10 point improvement in the past 2 years

The Chicago Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years. The law, which was phased in from 2014-2017, covers less than 1% of Chicago’s buildings, which account for approximately 20% of total energy used by all buildings.

The ordinance authorizes the City to share property-specific information with the public, beginning with the second year in which a building is required to comply.

The dataset represents self-reported and publicly-available property information by calendar year. Currently, the data includes calendar year 2014 information for 243 properties, calendar year 2015 information for over 1,500 properties, and calendar year 2016 information for over 2,700 properties.

Date Created

2015-02-04

Last Modified

2018-02-08

Version

2018-02-08

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2014-2016

Spatial Coverage

Chicago

Source

John Snow Labs => Chicago Data Portal, City of Chicago Sustainability Program

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Energy Savings Data, Chicago Energy Rating System, Energy Benchmarking, Energy Savings, Energy Benchmarking Compliance, Building Energy

Other Titles

Energy Efficiency Savings Chicago, Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Name Description Type Constraints
Data_YearCalendar year (January-December) represented by each data record.date-
Tracking_IDA six-digit unique identifier assigned to each property covered by the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance for tracking and identification purposes.integerlevel : Nominal
Property_NameOfficial or common property name.string-
AddressProperty street address.string-
ZIP_CodeProperty ZIP code.string-
Community_AreaThe Chicago community area where the property is located.string-
Primary_Property_TypeThe primary use of a property (e.g. office, retail store). Primary use is defined as a function that accounts for more than 50% of a property. This is the Property Type - EPA Calculated field from Portfolio Manager.string-
Gross_Floor_Area_BuildingsTotal interior floor space in square feet between the outside surfaces of a building’s enclosing walls, with the exception of any interior space used for parking. This includes tenant space, common areas, stairwells, basements, and storage, but does not include any interior parking areas. This is the Property Gross Floor Area - EPA Calculated (Buildings) field from Portfolio Manager.numberlevel : Ratio
Year_BuiltYear in which a property was constructed or underwent a complete renovation.date-
Number_of_BuildingsNumber of buildings included in the property's report. In cases where a property is reporting as a campus, multiple buildings may be included in one report.integerlevel : Nominal
Energy_Star_Score1-100 rating that assesses a property’s overall energy performance, based on national data to control for differences among climate, building uses, and operations. A score of 50 represents the national median.integerlevel : Ordinal
Electricity_UseThe annual amount of electricity consumed by the property on-site, including electricity purchased from the grid and generated by onsite renewable systems, measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu).numberlevel : Ratio
Natural_Gas_UseThe annual amount of utility-supplied natural gas consumed by the property, measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu).numberlevel : Ratio
District_Steam_UseThe annual amount of district steam consumed by the property on-site, measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu).numberlevel : Ratio
District_Chilled_Water_UseThe annual amount of district chilled water consumed by the property on-site, measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu).numberlevel : Ratio
All_Other_Fuel_UseThe annual amount of fuel use other than electricity, natural gas, district chilled water, or district steam consumed by the property on-site, measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu).numberlevel : Ratio
Site_EUISite Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a property's Site Energy Use divided by its gross floor area. Site Energy Use is the annual amount of all the energy consumed by the property on-site, as reported on utility bills. Site EUI is measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu) per square foot.numberlevel : Ratio
Source_EUISource Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a property's Source Energy Use divided by its gross floor area. Source Energy Use is the annual energy used to operate the property, including losses from generation, transmission, & distribution. Source EUI is measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu) per square foot.numberlevel : Ratio
Weather_Normalized_Site_EUIWeather Normalized (WN) Site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a property's WN Site Energy divided by its gross floor area (in square feet). WN Site Energy is the Site Energy Use the property would have consumed during 30-year average weather conditions. WN Site EUI is measured in measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu) per square foot.numberlevel : Ratio
Weather_Normalized_Source_EUIWeather Normalized (WN) Source Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a property's WN Source Energy divided by its gross floor area. WN Source Energy is the Source Energy Use the property would have consumed during 30-year average weather conditions. WN Source EUI is measured in measured in thousands of British thermal units (kBtu) per square foot.numberlevel : Ratio
Total_GHG_Emissions_Metric_Tons_CO2_EmissionThe total amount of greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide gases released into the atmosphere as a result of energy consumption at the property, measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.numberlevel : Ratio
GHG_IntensityTotal Greenhouse Gas Emissions divided by property's gross floor area, measured in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent per square foot.numberlevel : Ratio
LatitudeProperty latitude.-
LongitudeProperty longitude.-
Data_YearTracking_IDProperty_NameAddressZIP_CodeCommunity_AreaPrimary_Property_TypeGross_Floor_Area_BuildingsYear_BuiltNumber_of_BuildingsEnergy_Star_ScoreElectricity_UseNatural_Gas_UseDistrict_Steam_UseDistrict_Chilled_Water_UseAll_Other_Fuel_UseSite_EUISource_EUIWeather_Normalized_Site_EUIWeather_Normalized_Source_EUITotal_GHG_Emissions_Metric_Tons_CO2_EmissionGHG_IntensityLatitudeLongitude
2016134790East West University819 S.Wabash60605LOOPOffice1000001910141.87141289-87.6251142
2016136487Friend Center800 E. 55th St.60637HYDE PARKMedical Office733271963141.79554344-87.60569126
2016119405Sound-Bar226 W Ontario St60654NEAR NORTH SIDENot Available576001914141.89320603-87.63490429
2016101676O'Hare Plaza I8725-45 W. Higgins Road60631OHAREOffice5381051969122491501.441.98681144-87.84464462
2016159902Montgomery Place5550 S Shore Dr60637HYDE PARKMultifamily Housing2250001991141.7937214-87.58110439
2016251508Polaris Charter Academy620 N. Sawyer60624HUMBOLDT PARKK-12 School800001900141.89229745-87.70807059
2016146897Vision Rentals1624 W. Division St60622WEST TOWNMultifamily Housing622182009141.90225377-87.68447845
2016175867Six Corners Plaza3970-3982 Milwaukee Avenue60641PORTAGE PARKStrip Mall805961966141.952901-87.746534
2014101871123 N Wacker123 N Wacker60606LOOPOffice5878151986177372386366319960190748212.7341.88411984-87.63649725
20161215871550 S Indiana Ave1550 S Indiana Ave60607NEAR SOUTH SIDENot Available879481908141.86863212-87.62730687