Benchmarking: HUD Policy Three Key Findings
- HUD issued a 60-day notice for its proposed requirements that HUD or HUD-funded properties benchmark their energy use.
- We read and evaluated the proposed requirements, then prepared draft comments that other organizations could edit and submit.
- We were supportive of HUD’s requirements. We suggested robust trainings; better estimation of the time burden; data quality verification; assistance on how to move forward with upgrades; making the reporting annual (instead of every 3 years) properties that have automated data; and encouraging more utilities offer automated data.