David Farnsworth will discuss the use of customer data aggregation policies to unlock private investment in water efficiency during this panel at the NARUC Winter Committee Meetings. Data aggregation policies can help states meet water and energy savings targets, while reducing the burden on ratepayers and attracting capital from building owners. Drawing on RAP’s Driving Building Efficiency with Aggregated Customer Data paper, Mr. Farnsworth will share lessons learned and policy recommendations drawn from selected practices across the United States.

In 2011, NARUC adopted a “Resolution on Access to Whole-Building Energy Data and Automated Benchmarking,” recognizing the value of providing aggregated information to building owners to help them measure their energy and water use and enable their investment in efficiency improvements in building systems. Mr. Farnsworth will join Albert Kramer, New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Andrea Krukowski, Institute for Market Transformation, to discuss the potential for water and energy cost savings in the building sector and the role of benchmarking and customer data aggregation policies.

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