All healthcare space types can measure, track, and assess their energy performance using Portfolio Manager. Additionally, hospitals and hospital campuses, medical office buildings, and senior care communities can score their energy performance. The following documents are intended to help you get started benchmarking, take the next steps, and assist in data collection.
Review the eligibility criteria for hospitals and medical offices.
These helpful guides provide quick reference tips for using the energy performance scale, including eligibility criteria, required property space and energy data, and score interpretation.
Use these MS Excel-based spreadsheets to collect data for ten or more buildings for a one-time data uploading into Portfolio Manager. Download the appropriate Data Collection Sheet, complete the spreadsheet, and send it to email@example.com.
Learn to benchmark the energy performance of your hospitals, medical office buildings, and senior care communities in Portfolio Manager. While other healthcare spaces are not eligible to receive an energy performance score, they can use Portfolio Manager to track performance, verify savings and improvements, and receive a weather normalized energy use intensity score.
ENERGY STAR's free online workshop series enables healthcare professionals to expand their skill sets and learn best practices. View descriptions of training opportunities in leveraging the financial value of ENERGY STAR, purchasing and procurement, PC power management, and how to use your ENERGY STAR rating to improve your portfolio.
EPA offers a proven strategy for superior energy management with tools and resources to help each step of the way. Based on the successful practices of ENERGY STAR partners, these guidelines for energy management can assist your organization in improving its energy and financial performance while distinguishing your organization as an environmental leader.
The national energy performance rating system in Portfolio Manager benchmarks the energy performance of a wide range of commercial buildings relative to the performance of similar buildings in the United States. Buildings that meet certain criteria and achieve a rating of 75 or better are eligible to apply for the ENERGY STAR.
A Professional Engineer (PE) validation is required to apply for the ENERGY STAR Label. The PE must stamp the Statement of Energy Performance and submit it to EPA for review. This guide assists Professional Engineers in understanding validation requirements as well as the expectations and limitations of their role.
This document is designed to help medical office owners and managers announce their partnership with ENERGY STAR to their tenants and request energy consumption data from them. Energy consumption data often goes directly from the utility company to the tenant, so many building owners and managers will need to get this information from their tenants in order to benchmark a building.
Another way for medical office owners and managers to compile energy consumption data on behalf on their tenants is directly from the local utility company. However, tenants need to give the utility company authorization to release this data. Building owners and managers can send this template letter to tenants and request that they send it to their utility company.