Using the ERL to Benchmark Buildings

Upcoming BSUG

Using the ERL to Benchmark Buildings

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

August 23rd, 2023 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Water Center - Room #156

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.




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*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 currently performing regarding energy consumption and then compare the performance to other buildings to infer if improvements can be made. However, not everyone knows where to start or the tools they will need to gather the necessary data to calculate a building’s performance. The Integrated Design Lab has an Energy Resource Library where hundreds of diagnostic tools are available for check-out to support your next energy efficiency project. In this lecture we will be reviewing how to conduct a walk-through/audit using the ERL and additional resources from ASHRAE.


Dylan Agnes

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design, completing a Master's in Architecture with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. 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. Since graduation, Dylan has been working as a Research Scientist at the IDL and has been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.