Automated Benchmarking Program from AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas

Our energy benchmarking program is a no cost service for AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas business customers.

Enrollment is simple and provides you with 36 months of historical energy usage, data visualization, an established ENERGY STAR® profile to benchmark your energy performance, and tools to help you track and manage your energy use.

Benefits

According to ENERGYSTAR.gov, "measuring, tracking and benchmarking of energy across all operations are your most powerful energy waste reduction tools," and will reduce your company's energy requirements, save money and minimize energy-related impacts on your business. In fact, ENERGY STAR data shows that buildings consistently benchmarked over a four-year period average 2.4 percent in annualized savings!

  • Our energy benchmarking program helps customers do this with 36 months of historical AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas usage data and automatic monthly updates (no monthly data entry needed after registering)
  • Data entry options to capture energy or water usage from outside of AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas, so all utilities can be analyzed in one place
  • An automated ENERGY STAR score to compare your building's energy performance to those of similar use
  • Interactive charts to highlight usage anomalies and trends
  • Data to inform, prioritize and track upgrades for improved building performance

Eligibility

All AEP Ohio or Columbia Gas business customers can participate. You must be the account owner or an authorized account representative to enroll.

Enrollment

There are four main steps to enrolling in the program:

  1. Establish an account (email address, password, etc.).
  2. Agree to the Terms and Conditions - most importantly, confirming that you are an authorized representative of the organization you are enrolling.
  3. Connect with your AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas accounts by providing account information and verifying billing data to import energy usage history.
  4. Provide additional information about your building(s) to establish an ENERGY STAR® score.

Visit www.benchmarking.energy to get started. Full instructions are available here.

Contacts

Contact the program team at support@benchmarking.energy; the AEP Ohio program lead, Rick Sullivan at (330) 438-7825 or RWSullivan@aep.com; or the Columbia Gas program lead, Ryan Stredney at (614) 315- 2158 or rstredney@nisource.com with any questions.

References

Read more about the Automated Benchmarking Program.

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