Information on the energy performance of more than 60,000 commercial and residential buildings across the country is available in a free, publicly available database launched by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Buildings Performance Database (BPD) provides a building’s location, age, size, function, and electricity and fuel consumption, as well as equipment information and operational characteristics. Its tools were designed to meet the content and usability needs of public agencies, building owners and managers, contractors, energy-efficiency-program administrators, and financial institutions. More than 1,000 users have tested it since March.

The DOE said it hopes public and private stakeholders will continue to submit data and expand BPD. All data are anonymous and protected by stringent privacy and security protocols.

BPD was developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Building Energy Inc.

To access the database, go to http://bit.ly/DOE_BPD.