Chicago Benchmarking Compliance Services

Elevate Energy is offering Chicago benchmarking compliance services to multi-unit residential buildings. Chicago’s  Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance expands this year to encompass all residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet. We look forward to serving as your representative in this process, to make it easy while also ensuring that your building achieves full compliance without issue.

Why choose Elevate Energy?

Elevate Energy is a Chicago-based nonprofit with years of experience performing energy audits and analyzing energy use across thousands of multifamily buildings throughout the region. Our energy analysts are happy streamline this process for your building (or entire portfolio).

As part of our service, Elevate Energy will:

  • Clarify whether your building is required to comply
  • Obtain or identify your building’s benchmarking ID from the City of Chicago
  • Collect data, including whole-building energy use
  • Set up ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® building account
  • Aggregate gas and electric energy usage requests
  • Verify (the benchmarking ordinance requires a certified energy professional to sign off on the accuracy of each submission)

Chicago Energy Benchmarking ServicesWhat does it cost?

Our standard benchmarking compliance service fee is $800 per building, though discounted rates are available for affordable properties and building portfolios. This is a flat fee; no additional costs shall be incurred beyond your quoted price.

Contact us for Chicago Benchmarking Compliance Services

Please contact us today to get started.  We are also happy to answer any questions about the benchmarking ordinance in general.

Email us at or call Larry Kotewa 773.269.4008. We will respond to all inquiries within one business day.

Chicago’s Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance expands this year to encompass residential, commercial, and municipal buildings 50,000 square feet or larger.  The ordinance, passed in 2013, requires all covered buildings to benchmark whole-building energy use and report it to the city annually through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a free tool offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . The deadline for benchmarking submissions is June 1, 2016. Notification letters from City of Chicago will likely go out in early March. Please call us for more details.