Statement of Energy Design Intent

The Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI) is a two-page summary in PDF format of the design energy inputs and results data that can be generated using either Portfolio Manager or Target Finder. You can use the SEDI to document the energy intent for your design project. You can also include it as third-party verification in your responses to any requests for proposals.

How do I generate a SEDI?

There are two different ways to generate a SEDI:

  • Portfolio Manager – If you’ve set up a Portfolio Manager account, you can enter a design project using the Add Property Wizard. At the end of this process, you’ll be taken to the “Design Tab” for your property, which shows you important performance metrics about your target and your estimated design energy. On the left-hand side of the screen, you can select “Download and Print SEDI.” Because your design is saved in Portfolio Manager, you can log in to your account and return to this tab at any time if you need to re-print your SEDI.
  • Target Finder – If you haven’t yet set up a Portfolio Manager account, you can create a SEDI with our Target Finder calculator. Target Finder begins with a single-page form in which you fill out basic information about your design, including its location, estimated operational details, estimated energy use (if available), and target performance level. Once this is entered, the results screen shows you basic performance metrics about your target and your estimated energy use. On the left-hand side of the screen, you can select “Download and Print SEDI.” Because you don’t log in to Target Finder, you won’t be able to re-generate the SEDI after you navigate away from the results screen.

What information is contained in the SEDI?

The SEDI is divided into six sections:

  • Property and Contact Information – This section contains basic information such as the address for the planned project and the primary contact.
  • Estimated Design Energy – This section includes the estimated annual energy use for all fuel types.
  • Estimated Use Details – This section describes the planned business activity using factors such as hours of operation and number of workers.
  • Results Table – The results table compares your estimated design energy use with the national median. The table includes the following key performance measures:
    • EPA’s 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score
    • The percent energy reduction relative to median
    • Source EUI (kBtu/ft2/yr)
    • Site EUI (kBtu/ft2/yr)
    • Source energy (kBtu/yr)
    • Site energy (kBtu/yr)
    • Energy cost ($/yr)
    • Total GHG emissions (CO2-eq/yr)
  • Application Checklist – This is a series of questions about the project that are required if you apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. The checklist is also recommended when using the SEDI for other purposes.
  • Profession Verification Area – This is an area where a registered architect or professional engineer can verify that the information in the SEDI is complete and accurate. This verification is required if you apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition and is also recommended when using the SEDI for other purposes.