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EMCOR Services Fluidics is helping building owners comply with the City of Philadelphia’s new benchmarking law (Bill #120428), which requires all buildings 50,000 square feet and larger to benchmark energy and water consumption annually.
Having performed hundreds of energy benchmarks to-date---for companies such as Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Realty, and BPG Properties---Fluidics is continuing to help Philadelphia building owners not only meet the requirements of the new law, but also benefit from the benchmarking process by identifying energy saving opportunities.
The leading mechanical service provider in the greater Philadelphia area, EMCOR Services Fluidics is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500
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The deadline to comply with the new benchmarking bill---by assembling and submitting energy and water use data for 2012---is October 31, 2013. Buildings that miss this date are subject to a $300 fine for the first month the data is late, and a $100/day penalty thereafter.
To complete benchmarking, Fluidics simply needs 12-months of utility bills, and some basic building information. A computer software program compiles the data and formats it to meet Philadelphia’s benchmarking requirements. If the building qualifies for Energy Star certification, an in-house team can also perform the Energy Star application and validation process. Energy Star certified buildings and plants are proven to meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA; the designation can be a powerful marketing tool in a highly competitive leasing environment.
“While the mandate to compile, organize, and submit necessary benchmarking data might appear overly burdensome and expensive, the process can actually be done at a modest cost and can potentially result in significant cost savings,” stated Edward Quinn, Chairman & CEO, Fluidics. “Benchmarking can be an opportunity for owners to gain a better understanding of their buildings’ energy usage and identify energy efficiency measures that might be implemented at minimal cost.”