The type of benchmark being used
|List Options||Option Definition||Unit of Measure||Source|
|CBECS||The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial buildings.||None|
|Code Minimum||Comparison of a building's performance to that of an equivalent design based on minimum allowable code rules||None|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||None|
|Portfolio Manager||ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® is an online tool that can be used to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It can be used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings.||None|
|Standard Practice||Comparison of a building's performance to that of an equivalent design based on standard practice||None|
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