Energy Benchmarking Symposium
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When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: GNO Inc.
1100 Poydras St., Suite 3475
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States

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This is not an official USGBC Louisiana event but is something we want to share with you.

On behalf of Tulane University’s School of Architecture and the City of New Orleans’ Office of Resilience and Sustainability, you are invited to a day-long symposium on energy benchmarking, covering a wide range of topics related to energy management in a local and regional context. Feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested in the content below.  

Buildings that track energy use achieve an average of 7% energy savings.  If we track the performance of a building like we track the miles per gallon on a car, we gain power that impacts our economic decisions.  Benchmarking (i.e., monitoring and measuring) energy use gives building engineers and facility operators valuable information about how the air conditioning, heating, lighting and other systems are functioning. 

At this Energy Benchmarking Symposium, national experts will provide insights into building optimization strategies, and implementers from Orlando and Atlanta will share their experiences about benchmarking standards in those cities. Symposium attendees will include building professionals, academics, engineers, nonprofit leaders, government staff, and property managers.  

See agenda below:


Coffee, breakfast, reception


Baseline: Introductions and Agenda


Panel: Project Experience and Case Studies


BREAK (30 min)


Panel: Benchmarking Standards


BREAK; LUNCH (15 min)


Lunch Speaker: Introduction by Jeff Teague, GNO Inc


Panel: Starting from Scratch (Where to Begin)


Panel: Local Implementation


Next Steps


Building tour of Energy Center (1100 Poydras)


Register for ANY OR ALL of the sessions at  We look forward to having you join the conversation! 

Also – if you live, work, or own property downtown, you’re invited to join the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge, which provides the tools and resources for buildings to save energy and save money.  Prizes will be awarded in sustainability categories at the Downtown Development District awards in September 2018.  More information and online registration can be found at  Orientation for the Challenge is on Wednesday, March 7th at the AIA New Orleans (1000 St. Charles Ave.) at noon. 

Lunch is provided.  RSVP to