BSUG August 24th - Benchmarking Buildings, EnergyStar, and DDx

Upcoming BSUG

Benchmarking Buildings, EnergStar, and DDx

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

August 24th, 2022 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Water Center - Classroom #162

322 E. Front Street Boise, ID 83702




Parking is available underneath the building or in the adjacent parking garage.

The first hour of parking is free, each subsequent hour is $1.00.




To Register for In-person Attendance* Click Here;

WEBINAR Presentation Click Here

*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance
In-person attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each session attended for a prize drawing at the end of the year. Door prizes at each session!


Benchmarking is a method for measuring a building’s energy efficiency by comparing its energy use to other buildings with similar functions (commercial office, school, warehouse, etc…). Benchmarking allows owners to take a snapshot of how their building is performing currently in regards to energy consumption and then compare the performance to other buildings to infer if improvements can be made. In addition, software developed by the Government or organizations, AIA and AHSRAE, can be used to further evaluate a building’s performance. Software, such as, EnergyStar’s Portfolio Manager will assist with tracking a building, sharing information, performing data analysis, setting goals, and meeting those goals.


Dylan Agnes

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design by completing a Master's degree in architecture. As a student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab and gained hands-on experience in the practice of Integrated Design. As an IDL Research assistant, Dylan worked with both the architectural and engineering side of integrated design, providing a broader opportunity to cross over fields of study. He started working on real world projects at the Lab in the spring of 2015 and, graduated with a Master's of Architecture in Fall of 2017 with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. Shortly after graduation Dylan began working as a Research Assistant at the IDL and has since been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.