Maximizing ESG Data Coverage Using Energy Benchmarking and Related Data Sources
Currently a combination of factors is creating high demand for maximizing data coverage of Green Finance and ESG metrics used for reporting. International laws, investor requirements, and business public image are driving building owners to report ESG information for their portfolios. One of the most important components of ESG Scores is the amount of data coverage for energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas. This session will discuss how combining multiple data sources into a single manageable system can provide efficiencies in maximizing the data coverage for buildings by using real-world case studies of successful data collection. Combining data into a single system provided improved data accuracy and capability to identify and correct underlying data issues
Ray Segars is an energy professional with over three decades experience in the industry. He has extensive experience promoting energy efficiency and sustainability in his 30+ year career. His experience includes 12 years working in several roles at Georgia Power Company, 22 years as an independent end user consultant assisting multifamily, commercial, and industrial clients, a year on staff with AEE in business development, and currently, he has three years as a consultant at Yardi benchmarking real estate energy data and energy auditing. His education includes a BS from Georgia Tech and an MS and MBA from Georgia State University. He has been awarded for his work in energy efficiency by Edison Electric Institute, Southeast Electric Exchange, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He earned the CEM certification in 2010. He has submitted papers and presented at AEE conferences and has served as a chapter officer and region VP for AEE. In 2020, AEE designated him as a Fellow (FAEE). He also earned the LEED Green Associate accreditation from the USGBC and Fitwel Ambassador accreditation from Fitwel in 2019.