Energy Efficiency Checklist

Increasing a building's energy performance is a continuous process of improving both building operations and systems. The first step to understand your building's performance is to measure your energy and water performance by benchmarking through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. After benchmarking, the process of improving energy efficiency will be a bit different in each building, depending on current energy and water management practices and the age and efficiency of building systems.

Explore opportunities to save energy and invest in your building staff by checking out our Energy Efficiency Checklist.


Learn How to Comply with the City of St. Louis’s Building Energy Awareness Ordinance and the Building Energy Performance Standard Ordinance.

The City of St. Louis, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, BOMA St. Louis, Downtown STL, Inc and IFMA St. Louis Chapter are co-hosting three opportunities to learn how to comply. The events below are free to all, but space is limited. Registration is required.

2018 Benchmarking Training Events

Building Energy Efficiency

Partners and allies of the Office of Building Performance periodically hold their own informational sessions. These will provide property representatives with some of the tools they need to improve their energy efficiency and comply with the Building Energy Performance Standards.

  • Owner/Operator Series Part 2 - Financial Opportunities and Incentives

    Tuesday, February 07, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    BE-Ex continues its 2023 Owner/Operator Series for Commercial Buildings with implementers for Ameren and Spire's incentive programs as well as Show Me PACE!

    Financial options and incentives, like utility rebates, can help turn an idea into a project - into a healthier and more comfortable, productive, and operationally cost-effective building.  We will explore these programs and will be available after to network and answer questions!

    Join us at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), 4651 Shaw Blvd., Saint Louis MO 63110.

    Free event, parking, coffee and snacks.

    Register Online Here

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Resources

EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool helps you measure and track the energy use, water use, waste and materials, and greenhouse gas emissions of your buildings, all in a secure online environment. Follow this link for information on how-to guides, videos and learning how to use Portfolio Manager to comply with St. Louis’s energy benchmarking ordinance:

U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri-Gateway Chapter

Have questions about benchmarking? Want to attend a benchmarking or Energy Star Portfolio Manager 101 training offered through the USGBC? We’ll have training events available this fall and in early 2018. Besides events, the local chapter of the USGBC is a great resource for any benchmarking inquiries.

Contact the USGBC at

Ameren Missouri Trade Ally network

Find contractors on Ameren’s Biz Savers website to help your business or building take advantage of energy efficiency measures today.

Missouri Division of Energy

Check out incentives and financing opportunities for your business or building offered through the state of Missouri.

Set the PACE STL

Set the PACE St. Louis is an innovative program that uses PACE financing to help homeowners and commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

City of St. Louis Sustainability

Learn about St. Louis’s sustainability efforts, resources and initiatives. You can also learn about the City’s Sustainability Plan.

Building Energy Exchange St. Louis

Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex STL) was borne out of a desire to help building owners comply with BEPS and to serve as a regional resource to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Better Buildings Financing Navigator

The Navigator is an online tool that helps public and private sector organizations find financing solutions for energy efficiency projects, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative. The Navigator is designed for anyone who wants to access financing for energy efficiency projects or learn more about the marketplace in general, including building owners, facility and energy managers, sustainability directors, executives, contractors, consultants, brokers, researchers, and other decision-makers.

Note that the Navigator covers non-residential energy efficiency projects only.