Welcome to the ENERGY STAR Trainer Community! As a trainer, you play a key role in educating the public about energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program.
Here you’ll find resources for teaching the basics of ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® to a variety of audiences, from beginners to advanced users. We want to provide you with tools to further your goals as a trainer, whether that involves mastering new skills or extending your expertise to new topic areas. We invite you to download and adapt any of the resources below.
Annotated slide decks
Download ENERGY STAR slide decks, ready for you to edit and co-brand with your own business information. These slide decks are in PowerPoint format and include speaker notes.
Animated Portfolio Manager videos
These 3- to 5-minute videos are perfect for helping people get started benchmarking quickly. Download these videos to put directly into your offline training presentations, or link to them on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/EPAENERGYSTAR. Watch any of these videos at www.energystar.gov/buildings/training, or download them from this site for use in your own presentations.
- How to set up a property Watch on YouTube Download [mp4, 51.5 MB]
- How to setup meters Watch on YouTube Download [mp4, 69.6 MB]
- How to generate standard reports Watch on YouTube Download [mp4, 42.3 MB]
- How to respond to data requests Watch on YouTube Download [mp4, 42.7 MB]
- How to create a data request Coming soon! Coming soon!
New and notable ENERGY STAR resources
ENERGY STAR Guide for Licensed Professionals. Updated in 2014, the LP guide provides everything you need to know about verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It outlines the step-by-step process and is required reading if you’re verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification.
Energy Treasure Hunt Guide: Simple Steps to Finding Energy Savings. This document provides step-by-step guidance on how to organize and execute an Energy Treasure Hunt. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and checklists are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation.
2013 EPA National Building Competition Wrap Up Report. Learn how past winners of EPA' ENERGY STAR National Building Competition reduced energy use by more than 20 percent in one year. Report includes complete savings figures as well as winner contact information.
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! Access the archive here.
Have a specific Portfolio Manager or ENERGY STAR question? Check out our FAQs or submit a question at www.energystar.gov/buildingshelp.