Retail Benchmarking Starter Kit
Retailers can assess the energy performance of their stores using Portfolio Manager. The following documents are intended to help you get started benchmarking and take the next steps.
- Energy Management Guidelines
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.
- Building Upgrade Manual
A strategic guide to help you plan and implement profitable energy saving building upgrades. You can maximize energy savings by sequentially following the five building upgrade stages.
- Apply for the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings
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.
- Professional Engineer’s Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings (286KB)
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 to understand the validation requirements and process, as well as the expectations and limitations of their role.