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Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design Use this guide to learn best practices for energy-efficient data center design. The guide covers the Information Technology (IT) systems and their environmental conditions, data center air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery.  Learn More

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Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR: Sample building design profile Use this sample profile template to write about your commercial building design project that has achieved EPA's Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation.  Learn More

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Energy Design Guidance Checklist This checklist will help you establish energy efficiency goals for your commercial building design project.  It will guide you to think through how best to assemble your team, set energy goals, develop your design, and achieve Design to Earn the ENERGY STAR for your project.  Learn More

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Energy management guidanceView All Resources >

2003 CBECS National Median Source Energy Use and Performance Comparisons by Building Type Use this guide to determine the most appropriate energy use performance target for your building. Performance targets are based on building type.  Learn More

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A Dealer Guide to ENERGY STAR®: Putting Energy into Profits The purpose of this 33-page guide is to help automobile dealers and their managers learn about opportunities to save energy and reduce utility costs. Saving energy also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that may contribute to climate change.  Learn More

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A Look Inside the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator: Calculations and Methodology The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. This document provides an explanation of the calculations and methodology at work behind the calculator.  Learn More

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FinancialView All Resources >

A Look Inside the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator: Calculations and Methodology The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. This document provides an explanation of the calculations and methodology at work behind the calculator.  Learn More

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Building Upgrade Value Calculator The Building Upgrade Value Calculator lets you analyze the financial value of efficiency-related capital investments in commercial real estate.  Learn More

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Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects.  Learn More

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Portfolio ManagerView All Resources >

Archive of monthly ENERGY STAR® Trainer Community emails ENERGY STAR helps you stay on top and in the know with monthly email updates providing advance notice of new resources and upgrades to the Portfolio Manager® tool, before they go live!2014   

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance This document provides benchmarking guidance and reviews the benchmarking requirements for federal facilities per the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Use this document to understand and implement EISA 2007 benchmarking requirements for federal buildings.  Learn More

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DataTrends: Benchmarking and Energy Savings The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States.  Learn More

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Products and purchasingView All Resources >

ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign The ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign recognizes organizations for their efforts in reducing energy consumed by their information technology equipment.  Learn More

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Identify and Reward Green Meeting Space with Your Business This document provides guidance and sample language to use in your request for proposals (RFPs) when soliciting quotes for hotel and meeting venues.  Learn More

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Product Purchasing & Procurement template Use this sample letter to make an official commitment on behalf of your organization to purchase ENERGY STAR certified products.  Learn More

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RecognitionView All Resources >

Architecture Firms and Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR Projects This report lists commercial building design projects which have achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification. Each entry also lists the Architect of Record that is associated with the project.  Learn More

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Celebrating a Decade of ENERGY STAR Buildings Since the first ENERGY STAR certified building in 1999, ENERGY STAR has worked to bring thousands of organizations in the commercial building marketplace to the forefront of energy efficiency and climate stewardship.  Learn More

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Directory of Service and Product Providers This is your source for expert help. Use this directory to find Service and Product Providers (SPPs) that can help you benchmark the energy performance of your buildings, improve performance, and earn recognition.  Learn More

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Target FinderView All Resources >

How to use Target Finder This training document walks you through using Target Finder to calculate metrics such as:  Learn More

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Target Finder EPA's ENERGY STAR Target Finder is the no-cost online tool that enables architects and building owners to set energy targets and receive an ENERGY STAR energy performance score for projects during the design process.  Learn More

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