Measuring Commercial Building Performance Protocols for Energy, Water, and Indoor Environmental Quality Academic Article uri icon


  • This article describes ASHRAE's Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings (PMP), which provides a standardized, consistent set of protocols for a range of cost/accuracy. These protocols facilitate the appropriate comparison of measured energy, water, and indoor environmental quality performance of commercial buildings, while maintaining acceptable levels of building service for the occupants. Benchmarks are included in the protocols to facilitate comparison to peer buildings or for self-reference over time. The PMP is a collaborative effort of ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE). The protocols identify what to measure, how it is to be measured, and how often it is to be measured for inclusion in the building's operation and maintenance plan.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hunn, B. D., Haberl, J. S., Davies, H., & Owens, B

complete list of authors

  • Hunn, Bruce D||Haberl, Jeff S||Davies, Hywel||Owens, Brendan

publication date

  • July 2012