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Buildings Performance Database (USA)

Thousands of commercial and residential buildings can be compared

The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance data. The platform enables users to perform statistical analysis on an anonymous dataset of tens of thousands of commercial and residential buildings from across the country. Users can compare performance trends among similar buildings to identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements.

This database allows users to access energy performance data and perform statistical analyses on more than 60,000 commercial and residential buildings across the United States. The database includes buildings' location; age; size and function; electricity and fuel consumption; equipment information and operational characteristics. New records are being added regularly. The data can also be used to compare performance trends among similar buildings to identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements, and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements.

An application programming interface (API) allows external software developers to incorporate analytical results from the database into their own tools and services. The database tools have been designed to meet the content and usability needs of public agencies, building owners and managers, contractors, energy efficiency program administrators and financial institutions — with more than 1,000 users testing the site as of March 2013. The public and private stakeholders are invited to continue to submit data and expand the resource. All data is made anonymous and protected by stringent privacy and security protocols.