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Benchmark Your Building’s Energy Use

What is Energy Benchmarking?

Benchmarking is a way to measure your building’s energy performance and compare it to other buildings using the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.

Portfolio Manager will score your building from 1 to 100, allowing you to track energy use and verify improvements for building managers, contractors, and tenants.

And we make it easy

Send us an email to benchmarking@sce.com with your data request, and we’ll provide your building's energy data to you or directly into your Portfolio Manager account.

5 Easy Steps to Understanding Your Buildings Energy Performance

Step One

Send an email to benchmarking@sce.com with a list of all addresses associated with your building and a document verifying your ownership of the building. Acceptable ownership verification documents include a property deed, executed lease, or recent mortgage statement. Representatives must also show they are authorized by the owner.

Note: You do not need to include unit numbers in the address(s).


Step Two

SCE will work with you to confirm building ownership and to map meters to buildings.

Step Three

Set up your Portfolio Manager account along with the buildings that you’d like to benchmark.

Note: You will not need to create any meters in Portfolio Manager at this time.

Step Four

Connect with and share your property with SCE on Portfolio Manager.

Step Five

Log into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager to access your whole building usage data and initial benchmarking results.

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager

This free interactive energy management tool is a valuable addition to your business. It helps you determine your building’s total energy benchmarking score, and lets you track your energy consumption in a secure online environment. With Portfolio Manager, you’ll be able to compare your energy use with similar buildings at a national level, and set goals, targets and timelines to become more energy efficient. Portfolio Manager will also help you receive EPA recognition if your building is a top performer.

Automated Benchmarking Service

This free service from SCE is available on the ENERGY STAR® website and allows you to seamlessly upload business energy data into your ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager account. The first step is to enter your account data. Once SCE’s automated benchmarking system has reviewed and approved your request, SCE will provide you with the energy usage data necessary for generating an ENERGY STAR® score and other building metrics. You will also receive automatic energy usage updates each month.

Information You Will Need to Connect to SCE through Portfolio Manager

Customer Account Number

The Customer Account Number can be found in the upper right corner of your SCE bill. It is 13 characters long, and looks like this:


Enter it exactly as shown on the bill, with the dashes. If you receive more than one bill, each should have its own Customer Account Number. Be sure to use the applicable Customer Account Number.

Authentication Key

The Authentication Key is the last 4 digits of either your Tax ID or Social Security Number, whichever you used when opening your SCE account. SCE usage data is not available without a valid Authentication Key.

Customer Email Address

SCE may need to send an email containing additional information regarding the authorization process and the transfer of energy usage data in greater detail than that provided via Portfolio Manager. Please enter the email address of the person to whom additional information should be sent.

Important Notice

Any data that was entered manually for a given meter into Portfolio Manager may be deleted when you authorize SCE to provide usage data for that meter. SCE’s will provide the past 14 months of aggregated kWh usage.

Protect your confidential energy information. You can authorize SCE to share your data with third parties but it is your responsibility to understand the access you are providing.

What You Need To Know

You will need to give SCE Full Access to the Property you create in Portfolio Manager. You will not need to create any meters at this time. SCE will create and post usage to a meter(s) under your property.

If you are  benchmarking buildings on behalf of a customer, you should use your company’s own Customer Account Number and Authentication Key.

If you are benchmarking a building on behalf of a customer and your company does not have a SCE Customer Account Number, you can obtain a Customer Account Number by contacting benchmarking@sce.com. You will need to provide your company’s Tax ID and other general information about your company.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Support for the Portfolio Manager is provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. If you have any questions about the tool, contact the EPA directly at ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.

If you have any questions about Automated Benchmarking Service, feel free to email our technical support staff call us at 1.855-SCE-INFO (1.855-723-4636) for more information.  

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