Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


The goal of our project was to provide recommendations for improving the energy efficiency in both public and private facilities and operations in Northern Virginia. Our first objective was to conduct a benchmarking analysis of 41 government buildings within the City of Alexandria. After identifying best benchmarking practices, our group then developed a government building benchmarking and labeling plan designed to help building owners in Northern Virginia jurisdictions benchmark and communicate the energy performance of their facilities. Lastly, we drafted a white paper on key policy and programmatic considerations for implementing a voluntary benchmarking and labeling program for the region’s private commercial building stock.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts