Stakeholders in energy efficiency project data collection

A stakeholder may be defined as "a person, group or organization that has interest or concern in an organization”1. Energy efficiency and building management involves a network of stakeholders, which vary through different stages of the program. Stakeholders that play a role in the collection and use of energy use data include:

Stakeholder

Data Produced

Use of Data

Example Content

Tenants and/or FM

Energy consumption data for sub-metered space

Energy efficiency and benchmarking

Energy use intensity (EUI) by occupant or floor area and type of space

Owners and/or acting property manager

Energy consumption data for all spaces including common areas, leased space (if leased) and building characteristics

Energy efficiency and benchmarking
Financial analysis including risk if investment

EUI and type of space
Cost impact of energy efficient measures

In-House Energy Team

Consumption data, systems and technology inventory
Energy audit data
Commissioning

Accuracy
Testing

EUI data
Cost impact
List of efficiency measures
Data validity
Data reliability
Spatial and temporal analysis of consumption

3rd Party Service Providers (Contractors, Consultants)

Consumption data, systems and technology inventory
Energy audit data
Commissioning

Accuracy
Testing
New business (especially for 3rd party providers)

Data validity
Data reliability

Utilities

Energy consumption
Overall energy as an aggregate (multiple sites)
Sub-metered spaces

Infrastructure
Investment
Incentives

Spacial and Temporal Analysis of Consumption

Leanders / Financial Institutions / Energy services company

Underwriting standards
Energy loan performance and risk analysis

Loan terms
Energy performances

energy performance prediction
Retrofit effectiveness

Building maintenance and operating staff are essential to the success of the project and should be part of the planning process from the very beginning. Their input on energy savings criteria and ideas is very valuable as they encounter operational issues and problems on a daily basis.

References

1 James Post, Lee Preston and Sybille Sachs, 2002. Redefining the Corporation, Stakeholder Management and Organizational Wealth. Stanford University Press, Stanford.