What's the Deal With Benchmarking?
Monday, November 9, 2020
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
About the Event
USGBC Texas and partners - ULI, AIA San Antonio, and San Antonio 2030 District - are hosting a speaker panel on energy benchmarking.
The discussion will focus on the importance of tracking and managing energy/water as a component of successful business operations and financial management, the expenses and efforts associated with benchmarking properties and portfolios, and since the City of San Antonio has yet to develop a draft benchmarking ordinance, now is the time to provide your input and perspective to influence how a potential ordinance on benchmarking is developed.
In October 2019, the City of San Antonio launched SA Climate Ready, a climate action and adaptation plan (CAAP). This plan will meet the present and future challenges of a changing climate, building on actions already enacted for a low-carbon future. Mitigation and adaptation strategies in the plan also address the needs of all residents while supporting the systems that advance the city’s resilience.
The goal is to make San Antonio carbon neutral by 2050 – meaning in less than three decades the city will contribute no net carbon into the atmosphere. While grand, this goal is attainable based on the proven successes with energy efficiency and transitioning portions of the overall energy production away from fossil fuels.
The plan includes 28 community strategies in 6 categories (page 33) and 13 municipal strategies in 4 categories (page 38). We encourage you review all of these proposed strategies as they are interrelated in application and outcomes.
Successful implementation of the CAAP will require collective awareness, action and (active) participation from all members of San Antonio’s community.
Please let us know what questions you have about the process and timeline, the elements of the proposed benchmarking program, or SA Climate Ready in general.
We look forward to working with you protect the quality of life, economy, and environment for all residents of San Antonio.
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