Commercial Energy Benchmarking

If you have received a request from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to provide your building’s energy use for the prior year, we can help. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Review the Benchmarking Program Overview

  2. Register for an account in the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® app

  3. Register for an account and request energy usage data from South Jersey Gas by completing the application through EnergyCAP

  4. South Jersey Gas will provide data to your registered ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® account

Sample letter from the State of NJ

Clean Energy Act

On May 23, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Clean Energy Act into law as L. 2018, c. 17 (“Clean Energy Act of 2018” or “CEA”).1 The CEA mandates the following (“Benchmarking Requirement”):  No later than five years after the date of enactment of P.L.2018, c.17 (C.48:3-87.8 et al.), the board shall require the owner or operator of each commercial building over 25,000 square feet in the State to benchmark energy and water use for the prior calendar year using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager tool.

What is Commercial Energy Benchmarking?

Benchmarking is a no-cost way to compare your facility's level of energy efficiency with that of similar facilities nationwide using a standard metric. Benchmarking can help you increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs, which can help raise property values.

Benefits of Commercial Energy Benchmarking

  • Customized insight into your energy consumption to monitor, analyze and optimize usage over time
  • Prioritize energy-efficiency investments
  • Track energy-efficiency improvements over time
  • Receive BPU recognition


What is the goal of the Commercial Energy Benchmarking program?

There are several benefits to Commercial Energy Benchmarking including:

  • Enable Commercial building owners to analyze their facilities’ energy and water use
  • Ability to compare energy performance to similar buildings
  • Assess improvement opportunities and ways to reduce energy use and costs
  • Establish transparent benchmarks and energy labeling


What types of buildings are included in the Commercial Benchmarking program?

The BPU will send letters for any building classified as Class 4A and Class 4C by the Division of Taxation for tax assessments, including 15C municipal buildings.  All other building owners that have not received a letter can also voluntarily participate in the program.


How do I request my building’s energy usage from South Jersey Gas?

Simply follow the 4 steps above to get started.

EnergyCAP User Guides

Portfolio Manager


Additional Resources


Thank you for your participation and we look forward to an even better energy efficient future.

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