The Energy Barometer is a tool developed by Energy Cybernetics to compare the energy consumption of buildings within a portfolio against each other on an ‘apples-to-apples’ basis. The Energy Barometer is a non-intrusive and cost-effective process to determine the electricity consumption stance of a building in relation to others in the market. This assists in strategically determining where to start with energy management and energy efficiency initiatives.
The Energy Barometer tool is available to the South African building industry where a free benchmarking service in the form of the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) is administered annually by Energy Cybernetics to compile an accurate database of building energy use information in the country. NEBS is administered by The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF).