The 4th National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) is open for building benchmarking.
For the 4th consecutive year, Energy Cybernetics has been making its Energy Barometer tool available to building owners and facility managers to participate in the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS). The Energy Barometer is a non-intrusive and cost-effective process to determine the energy consumption stance of a building in relation to others in a similar market and environment.
NEBS endeavors to compile an accurate database of building energy use information in the country and is supported by the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA), the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF).
This year’s participation carries no costs and participants receive their ranking result that indicates where they are in accordance to others in their respective industry.
Building owners and facilities managers are invited to enter their shopping centres, corporate headquarters, banks, hotels, hospitals, car dealerships and general office buildings into the NEBS to find out how they are faring against other similar buildings in the industry.
Those who have been participating in NEBS since its inception have reported being able to track their energy efficiency investments’ performance against others in the industry, been able to identify what further potential savings could be achieved, and have reported increased staff awareness and participation in energy efficiency initiatives due to the teamwork required to make a success of sustaining energy savings.
Participating is fairly easy:
- log onto onto www.energybarometer.com
- click on registration button
- complete the required information such as: building size, energy consumption from your utility bill for the year January to December 2012, the weather patterns to your area, etc.
The website contains easy to follow instructions and the documentation required to make your online entry as quick as possible.
The closing date for completing NEBS entries is 23 September 2013, whereafter the data will be analysed and audited upon which all participants will receive an emailed NEBS certificate of their results.
NEBS encourages companies to become aware of their energy consumption levels, how their buildings are being operated, and to encourage improvements that will bring economic benefits whilst providing a platform for comparison and learning. All data received through NEBS is treated with utmost confidentiality and results are only made public for participants who agree to allow publication of their ranking.
For enquiries contact the administrator Thieda Ferreira at firstname.lastname@example.org.