Feature Article

Measuring Energy Use in Buildings: Do Our Metrics Really Add Up?

How much energy our buildings use matters a great deal, but figuring out how to measure that use and compare it from building to building is tricky. Here's a guide to key metrics and how to use them.

April 29, 2011

Test your energy personality! How much energy our buildings use matters to you, but comparing from building to building is tricky. Answer these questions and we’ll tell you which energy metric suits you best.

1) Which statement describes what you want in a metric?

A. I want to be able to check my utility meter and my solar panel output and call it a day.