Throughout the US, state and local governments are implementing policies or voluntary programs that track building performance data to better understand market trends and identify energy investment opportunities. While significant progress has been made in the burgeoning field, a number of challenges and opportunities have begun to be identified. In order to meet these challenges, the US Department of Energy (DOE) just launched the Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Collaborative--a three year partnership with the regional, state, and local governments that are early adopters working to radically reshape the data management landscape in the buildings sector.
As part of the Collaborative, DOE is partnering with a select group of states, cities, and counties to provide technical support and other services to adopt a common solution using the Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform™, a software application designed to help organizations manage, standardize and share large data sets about building performance. Additionally, local governments, businesses and organizations interested in promoting the Collaborative efforts and using the SEED Platform are encouraged to become supporters. For more information on how your organization can become involved, please visit here or contact Elena Alschuler at firstname.lastname@example.org.