Energy Manager Today discussed energy efficiency and utility benchmarking with John Magee, Assistant Director of Facilities at Maloney Properties, Inc. (MPI).

“Benchmarking is a money saver in two ways,” Magee told Energy Manager Today. “At the highest level, it finds ways to cut expenditures. In the case of MPI, it also facilitates grants and money-saving program participation… from which [MPI has acquired] about $7 million in boiler, domestic hot water and lighting equipment [for client properties]. In addition to the cost of the equipment, [each property] saves on utility bills simply because the new gear is more efficient.”

“Measuring usage in general, and benchmarking in particular, can also lead to improved performance by tenants,” Magee said. “The company runs contests that challenge one building to cut use more than another and even incentivizes savings.”

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