Philadelphia Benchmarking How-To (PDF):
This “How-To” guide provides in-depth, step-by-step instructions on the benchmarking and reporting process using EPA Portfolio Manager.
Property Types, Definitions, and Use Details:
This EPA document provides information on the more than 80 kinds of properties that users can select to describe their property in Portfolio Manager, as well as what use details must be entered for each kind of facility.
Data Collection Worksheet (PDF):
This document provides basic information on benchmarking through the EPA Portfolio Manager tool and a checklist to get you started.
Custom Reporting Template Instructions (PDF):
These instructions include a link to the custom reporting template and a step-by-step guide to the final step in the benchmarking process, reporting your water and energy use to the City of Philadelphia.
Benchmarking Exemption Request Form (PDF):
Have you received a notice to benchmark a property that is vacant, primarily residential, or has intensive process energy uses? If so, use this form to request an exemption. Note: Please download this form as a PDF and fill it out before clicking Submit.
Single Tenant Delegation Form (DOCX):
If you own a building with a single tenant, use this form if you’d prefer to delegate benchmarking responsibilities to that tenant.
Utility Data Release Form (PDF):
Use this form to request tenant water or energy account information from a utility provider.
Bill No. 120428-A (PDF):
Click here to read the legislation passed by City Council in 2012 authorizing the benchmarking program.
This links directly to the benchmarking regulation with the Licenses and Inspections Code.