Cassidy Reimer Lawrence June 22, 2015

Has anyone had experience with giving energy grades to buildings?

I am on a university campus in the U.S., and we are trying to reduce our energy consumption through occupant behaviors. A previous program launched conducted audits and gave different buildings on campus grades (A+ through F). The program did not go over well for those buildings with poor grades. Ironically, adults and professors don't like to be graded on a university campus.

We would like to launch a program that informs and motivates those building occupants to action; we'd like to fix and readjust our grading system and relaunch.

Any helpful information and experience on energy grades would be greatly appreciated.

Cassidy Reimer
Energy Conservation Behavior Specialist
University of Kansas
United States