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

BEPS Info/Q&A Sessions

The Office of Building Performance (OBP) will co-host recurring info and Q&A sessions on St. Louis' Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). Property owners and representatives will learn about annual reporting (Benchmarking), making building improvements to hit energy efficiency Targets, program compliance, and available help and resources.

Co-hosts will include staff from OBP's partners, the Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex STL) and the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as well as representatives of Spire, Ameren, and other stakeholders in the energy efficiency field. 

  • Solving the Split Incentive Problem: Reframing Investment in Energy Efficiency, for Building Owners

    Tuesday, April 04, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    WHAT: Join the Green Buildings Are Better community and enjoy light refreshments while networking in-person at Rockwell Beer Company before this July evening program presentation and panelist discussion. Included in networking will be attendees of the Building Energy Exchange St. LouisBEPS Information Session for Affordable Housing (4:30-5:30, register separately). Networking begins at 5:30 pm.

    You will gain: 

    • High-level information defining, what is the split-incentive problem
    • Actionable items specific to, the commercial split-incentive
    • Actionable items specific to, the residential split incentive (affordable housing focused)
    • An educational panelist discussion!

    WHO: The event will be led by staff from the Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex), the USGBC Gateway Chapter, and the Office of Building Performance (OBP), and will feature several guest speakers (see registration link). 

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - (4:30-5:30 BEPS presentation, register separately); 5:30 - 6:15 Shared Networking between BEPS Info Session attendees and USGBC Program attendees; 6:15 - 7:30 Panel Presentation on Split Incentive Problem.

    WHERE: Rockwell Beer Company, 1320 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

    Register Online Here

  • Spire Energy Action Workshop

    Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    WHAT: Training Session & Customer Support for the City of St. Louis Building Energy Performance Standards. Commercial Building Owners / Operators, Architects/ Engineers: Join Spire for a technical workshop to assist in planning for this new energy efficiency initiative! Individualized breakout sessions available after the training session.



    • Katarina Michalova (City of St. Louis):  Introduction / Overview of the City of St. Louis Building Energy Performance Standard
    • Jessica Deem / Emily Andrews, Building Energy Exchange / St. Louis: Overview of the Building Energy Exchange - St. Louis and their available resources.
    •  Spire Business Development Team / Spire Energy Efficiency Team: Spire Commercial Accounts Discussion and Commercial Rebates / Presentation
    • Annie Smith / Jonathon Bell, Ross and Baruzzini: Consulting Engineering Perspective: The benefits of a Commercial Building Audit in planning.
    • Jennifer Geen, Trane Energy Services and Solutions: Presentation on specialized Energy Services Solutions for commercial customers considering energy efficiency improvements.
    • Dave Westbrook, Blackmore and Glunt:  Advancements / Innovations in high efficiency commercial boiler applications for replacement systems.

    WHENFriday, August 5, 2022. 10:00am – 1:30pm (Lunch Provided)

    WHERESpire Office Building, 700 Market Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101


    REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Thomas Schultz at Spire at or 314-575-4877

  • BE-Ex Info Session on Building Energy Performance Standards

    Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    WHAT: BEPS Info Session - come learn about the City of St. Louis' Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) from the Building Division's Office of Building Performance. The Building Energy Exchange St. Louis (BE-Ex) will also provide a presentation on resources available for compliance.

    Also, we are partnering with our friends at USGBC-Missouri Gateway on their evening program, which will take place after this info session from 5:30-7:30. The topic is "Solving the Split-Incentive Problem: Reframing Investment in Energy Efficiency, for Building Owners & Tenants." Learn more or register for the USGBC program from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 12 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm (plus additional event 5:30-7:30)

    WHERE: Rockwell Beer Company, 1320 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 | Directions

    REGISTRATION: This event is free, but we do request your registration! A virtual attendance option will be provided. 

    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.