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The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has adopted EPA's Portfolio Manager to measure and track the energy use and performance improvements of all its state-funded buildings. An executive order issued by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland calls for a 15 percent energy reduction goal by 2011. The executive order directs the DAS to track energy consumption in state buildings and calculate each organization's carbon footprint.
"We chose Portfolio Manager because of its simplicity, flexibility and support," said Jeff Westhoven, deputy director of the DAS. "The State of Ohio has many different agencies and building types, and this software accommodates our diversity and complexity." More than 30 state agencies have uploaded information for more than 5,000 facilities into the tool. By benchmarking its entire portfolio of buildings, Ohio improves its approach to controlling energy costs and identifying top-performing buildings that exemplify best practices.
Read the EPA Press Release regarding this announcement.