The 1st ACM Workshop on Advancements in Building Energy Benchmarking Systems

November 11, 2022

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

All accepted papers will be published in ACM Digital Library

Workshop Registration Link

About BenchSys 2022

Building energy benchmarking is a proven energy management strategy that can positively quantify - and relatively quickly provide objective and reliable information on building energy use and the benefits of improvements. Energy benchmarking is a growing practice in many cities across the world as part of the energy disclosure policy. Many cities have already started to reap the benefits of energy benchmarking with up to 8% energy savings. However, there remains a gap in the widespread adaptation of benchmarking methodologies in terms of their scalability and standardization (data acquisition, analytics, validation, reporting, and automation). Several government organizations, industry practitioners, and researchers are working towards building a holistic and standardized energy benchmarking system. The first ACM international workshop on Advances in Building Energy Benchmarking Systems invites papers on the current developments in building energy benchmarking. Researchers and practitioners working on data acquisition technology and processes, data sharing protocols and policies, benchmarking modeling methodologies, standardization and widespread adoption, strategy and collaboration, case studies, open source platforms and crowdsourcing are invited to participate. The workshop also aims to explore the existing challenges in data acquisition techniques in emerging economies. It will foster a discussion on the widespread adoption of energy benchmarking methods while bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to discuss related challenges and breakthroughs.

Keynote Speakers

Martin Patel

Martin Patel Professor & Chair for Energy Efficiency University of Geneva, Switzerland

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar President and Executive Director Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)

Programme and Schedule


Call for Papers

BenchSys 2022 Call for Papers

The objective of this BenchSys workshop is to ascertain several ongoing research and advancements in the application of building energy use benchmarking and rating methods across countries, while connecting academic scholars, industry partners, government agencies and policy makers.

Topics of interest for the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • - Data acquisition technology and processes
  • - Building energy data sharing protocols and policies
  • - Data-driven modeling methodologies
  • - Top-down statistical analysis
  • - Simulation-based energy benchmarking
  • - ML, AI and analytical tools for enabling benchmarking
  • - Standardization, scalability and widespread adoption
  • - Urban-scale digitalization strategy and collaboration
  • - Case studies and field studies including user studies
  • - Open source platforms and crowdsourcing
  • - Advancements in energy disclosure policies and limitations

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Paper submissions must be at most 6 single-spaced US Letter (8.5"x11") pages, including figures, tables, and appendices (excluding references). All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles found here. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions by (1) using the "anonymous" option for the class and (2) using "anonsuppress" section where appropriate. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt.

Submission link

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format through the HotCRP:

Important Dates

  • - Submission Deadline: September 17, 2022 (Closed)
  • - Notifications: September 25, 2022 (Completed)
  • - Camera-ready: October 2, 2022 (Completed)
  • - Workshop registration: Ongoing
  • - Workshop: November 11, 2022


General Co-Chairs

Chirag Deb

Chirag Deb Centre for Urban Science & Engineering IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Balaji Kalluri

Balaji Kalluri FLAME University Pune, Maharashtra, India

Prashant Anand

Prashant Anand Department Of Architecture & Regional Planning IIT Kharagpur, India

Jay Dhariwal

Jay Dhariwal Department of Design IIT Delhi, India


Technical Program Committee (TPC):

  • - Dr. Shady Attia, Li├Ęge University, Belgium
  • - Dr. Zuraimi Muhammad, National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore
  • - Dr. Yan Ke, NUS Singapore, Singapore
  • - Dr. Mario Frei, NUS Singapore, Singapore
  • - Dr. D.E.V.S Kiran Kumar, NTU Singapore, Singapore
  • - Dr. Pandarasamy Arjunan, SinBerBEST, Singapore
  • - Dr. Vishal Garg, Plaksha University, India
  • - Dr. Arnab Jana, IIT Bombay, India
  • - Dr. Albert Thomas, IIT Bombay, India
  • - Dr. Chirodeep Bakli, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • - Dr. Brijesh Mainali, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • - Dr. Vishnu Priya, Massey University, New Zealand
  • - Dr. Priya Rajagopalan, RMIT University, Australia
  • - Dr. Christoph Waibel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Publicity co-chairs:

  • - Vallary Gupta, IIT Bombay
  • - Arunim Anand, IIT Bombay
  • - Ajith N Nair, IIT Kharagpur
  • - Krithika Panicker, IIT Kharagpur


The First ACM Workshop on Advancements in Building Energy Benchmarking Systems (BenchSys) is part of BuildSys/SenSys 2022.

For venue details, visa information, etc. please visit the BuildSys venue page.

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