The ENERGY STAR Score for Data Centers applies to spaces specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing equipment such as server racks, used for data storage and processing. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property.

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Download this five-page guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the ENERGY STAR® Certification.  There is no better guide that will help you determine if your building qualifies for the ENERGY STAR, the certification eligibility requirements, and provides full details of the process overview! Certify your building and/or plant and join with over 24,000 commercial buildings who have made the commitment to prevent greenhouse gas emissions by earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR!

Use this five-page guide for step-by-step instructions on how to create a custom report in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Organizations and buildings are different and have specific needs, that’s why the reporting feature in Portfolio Manager offers a variety of reports and graphics to help you view and share performance metrics to best present your building!

This document describes the capabilities of standard reporting features in Portfolio Manager and includes step-by-step instructions.

This five-page “how-to” guide outlines the step-by-step process for sharing your property(ies) with other users in Portfolio Manager. Learn how to connect with other users, share properties with them, and then manage these properties going forward.

PM property types definitions use details

Refer to this 19-page list of property types available in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, containing property type definitions and use details. Portfolio Manager contains more than 80 property types to choose from when setting up your property.

 

How to get utility data into Portfolio Manager

Download this PDF to learn options for getting data into Portfolio Manager, whether its uploading new buildings for the first time or updating existing buildings. It summarizes the three ways to enter energy and water data for your property or portfolio:

  • Enter data manually (create/update one meter at a time)
  • Upload data using spreadsheet templates (create/update multiple meters at once)
  • Work with third-party providers that exchange data directly with Portfolio Manager via web services

Complete this spreadsheet to have new properties automatically uploaded into your account for the first time. It's intended to be a simpler, quicker method than manually entering each new building.

When you benchmark your building in Portfolio Manager, one of the key metrics you’ll see is energy use intensity, or EUI. Essentially, the EUI expresses a building’s energy use as a function of its size or other characteristics.

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When you benchmark your building in Portfolio Manager, one of the key metrics you’ll see is energy use intensity, or EUI. Essentially, the EUI expresses a building’s energy use as a function of its size or other characteristics.

For most property types in Portfolio Manager, the EUI is expressed as energy per square foot per year. It’s calculated by dividing the total energy consumed by the building in one year (measured in kBtu or GJ) by the total gross floor area of the building.

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