The Fundamentals of Benchmarking

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
Location: Webinar

This event is the first module that kicks off the Benchmarking for Carbon-conscious Purchasing training course. The course constitutes Empower Procurement’s Benchmarking PI, and will focus on providing organizations with key recommendations to improve how they track their purchasing decisions and outcomes to guide future purchases. In Module 1 we define the meaning of benchmarking in the context of institutional procurement, how it applies to DERs, how it can be done, and why it is important. We introduce the “Roles, Rules, and Tools” assessment framework, which will inform the rest of the course throughout three additional modules.Content for the course has been developed by Energy Solutions and ProspectSV, with peer review from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

The webinar will be treated as a workshop and facilitated by Energy Solutions and ProspectSV. The program will have pre-recorded sessions with multiple stops for questions and open discussion, during which participants will be unmuted and have a chance to interact with the hosts and one another. There will also be the option for participants to submit questions through the Q&A chat, which will be addressed at the end of the presentation.

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