• Benchmarking of data obtained is crucial to determine whether facilities are in line with internal parameters and external competitors.
  • Data can be compared to external reference points, for example:
    • SANS 204
    • Other companies in a similar industry
    • Industry specific benchmarks
  • Internal reference points should also be used like:
    • Different types of buildings
    • Similar types of buildings
    • Regions or cities and towns
    • Leased versus owned



  • Benchmarking plays an important role in identifying areas of focus. When starting with building audits for example, buildings with the biggest deviation from the accepted benchmarks can be prioritised.
  • Energy efficiency programmes can then be planned and launched to correct the consumption patterns.