EPA offers training on a range of energy efficiency topics — from the ins and outs of Portfolio Manager to guidance on improving the energy performance of your buildings and plants. And that’s all with no travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost. We make it easy to get the information you need, when you need it.
Explore the categories below and be sure to check back often for new resources!
Using Portfolio Manager
- Portfolio Manager quick start guide (PDF, 1.5MB)
- How to benchmark a campus (PDF, 1.9MB)
- How to get utility data into Portfolio Manager (PDF, 171KB)
- List of Portfolio Manager property types definitions and use details (PDF, 173KB)
- Watch Video: How to set up a property in Portfolio Manager
- Watch Video: How to set up energy and water meters in Portfolio Manager
- How to share properties with other users in Portfolio Manager (PDF, 2MB)
- How to respond to data requests in Portfolio Manager (PDF, 1.6MB)
- Watch Video: How to share properties in Portfolio Manager (Coming Soon!)
- Watch Video: How to respond to a data request in Portfolio Manager (Coming Soon!)
- Portfolio Manager standard reports (PDF, 1.6MB)
- Portfolio Manager custom reporting guide (PDF, 765KB)
- Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics (PDF, 454KB)
- How to use the sustainable buildings checklist (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Watch Video: How to generate standard reports in Portfolio Manager
ENERGY STAR recognition
- How to apply for the ENERGY STAR (PDF, 2.4MB)
- How to apply for the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR (PDF, 1.9MB)
Commercial building design
Learn how to incorporate energy efficiency into your new building design or retrofit plans.
- Watch Recorded Training: Using EPA’s Target Finder & Portfolio Manager for Commercial New Construction Projects (Coming Soon!)
- Watch Recorded Training: ENERGY STAR and green building rating systems
Learn tips and techniques to engage others to improve energy efficiency.
- Teaming up to save energy (PDF, 7.1MB)
- ENERGY STAR energy efficiency competition guide (PDF, 2.7MB)
- Eight great strategies to engage tenants on energy efficiency (PDF, 3.5MB)
- Watch Recorded Training: Top communication strategies to build support for your energy program