Click here to go to Atlanta’s “Respond to Data Request” page of Portfolio Manager to submit your 2015 benchmarking data. Click here to submit your 2014 benchmarking data.

Please follow the steps outlined below to send your Portfolio Manager data to the City of Atlanta.

Step 1 – Run a data quality check. Click on the “Summary” tab for your property. Under “Data Quality for this Property”, click the “Check Data Quality” button. Run the check for the year ending “December 2015.” The data checker will identify any potential problems in the data you entered.

A common first-time error is “Less than 12 Full Calendar Months of Bills.” Revisit the identified meter and make sure all of 2015 is covered, with no gaps.

For other common errors, you can check the Portfolio Manager FAQ at portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/help.

You can re-run the checker once you have made any necessary corrections. Once you are satisfied that you have addressed any errors, proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Enter any contextual information about your building’s energy performance. Click on the “Details” tab and scroll down to “Property Notes.” You should enter here any relevant contextual information about your building that you want to be included when energy metrics are publicly disclosed.

You must also record here if:
a) You used any default energy values;
b) You estimated floor area or a property use detail;
c) If you chose to use self-metered energy data instead of utility-provided data, and what the difference is;
d) Reporting was completed by a tenant who leases the whole building.

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Click “Save Notes” when you’re done. Need more space for contextual information? If your information does not fit into the 1000-character limit, you may provide it by emailing it to buildingefficiency@atlantaga.gov.

The top of this same page provides information on your building’s energy performance. Many buildings will receive an Energy Star rating, which is a percentile score for energy performance as compared to similar buildings in the U.S., after normalizing for operating hours, size, climate, etc. A score above 75 indicates a highly efficient building. However, this comparative dataset is not available for all building types. Other users will see the building’s weather normalized source energy use intensity, which is the energy consumption per square foot adjusted for weather. This estimates what energy use intensity would have been in a year with normal weather conditions.

Step 3 – Add your Atlanta Building ID Number. This identifier helps ensure that your energy and water report is attributed to the right building during compliance checks. Stay on the “Details” tab, and scroll down to the Unique Identifiers box. Click on “Edit.”

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Under “Standard IDs,” select “Atlanta Building ID.” Enter your six-digit Atlanta Building ID and click “Save”.

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Atlanta Building ID’s can be located at http://ditweb.atlantaga.gov/br/, by calling the Southface Atlanta Helpline (404-604-3665) (Benchmarkhelp@southface.org), or by emailing buildingefficiency@atlantaga.gov.

Step 4Report your data to the City of Atlanta. You will be taken to the Respond to Data Request page in Portfolio Manager.

Under Your Response, select from the drop-down menu which properties to include in the response. Click Generate Response Preview.

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Data Quality Note: If the data or account has any issues an alert message will pop up on the next page. Please click “read more” to fix the issue before sending or contact the Atlanta Help Line at 404-604-3665 if you are not able to resolve the issue.

If there are no data quality alerts, scroll down to Templates & Reports and find the item that says “Atlanta Custom Reporting Template for 2015”. Select “Send Response” from the Action drop-down list next to the report name.

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Electronically sign your report by entering your login information and clicking E-Sign Response. Once your information is confirmed, click Send Data. You will receive a confirmation email informing you that your data has been submitted to the City of Atlanta.

THAT COMPLETES THE 2015 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS – CONGRATULATIONS!