Benchmarking and Utility Resources
Green Advantage® Benchmarking
Benchmarking Metrics are generated in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®(Portfolio Manager) after 12 consecutive months of utility consumption data are entered for the property. Borrowers must retain a qualified third-party consultant (Benchmarking Data Consultant) to collect, input and monitor actual energy and water usage at multifamily properties prior to loan origination. Data collection is required for the life of the loan. View the consultant qualifications pdf.
We’ve created resources to help with benchmarking and reporting:
- Benchmarking Metrics Submission Guide pdf
- Benchmarking Data Collection Guide pdf
- Video: Benchmarking Metrics – Getting Started
- Video: How to Share a Property Record with Freddie Mac
- Video: How to Submit Benchmarking Metrics
Benchmarking Metrics must be submitted through this Portfolio Manager link.
Your borrowers may want to know how they can get the utility data needed for a Green Assessment® and for benchmarking.
Visit the EPA Energy Star® site or use the tool below that lets you search by zip code to see whether or not the area utility company shares aggregate data. This will help owners get the tenant data they must provide for the assessment or for benchmarking.