ENERGY STAR Service & Product Provider Training Series

This ENERGY STAR free online training series is designed to serve as a resource for Service and Product Providers to improve sales and to provide tools and information to convey to your customers how ENERGY STAR can help them to protect the environment � all while saving energy and money � through energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction.

ENERGY STAR Overview for Service & Product Providers

A broad introduction to the ENERGY STAR partnership for energy Service and Product Providers. Learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help you identify prospects and projects, establish energy performance goals and strategies, and measure and verify results. Recognition opportunities and ways to highlight your partnership with ENERGY STAR will also be discussed.

Who should participate?

Businesses that provide energy efficiency services to commercial, industrial, and institutional end-user buildings.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 39 minutes)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Benchmarking Using EPA's Portfolio Manager

Learn how to benchmark a facility using Portfolio Manager. By the end of this training you will know how to create and edit your Portfolio Manager account, input general property information, space use data, and energy meter data, as well as view and interpret results.

Who Should Participate?

Property managers, energy managers, engineers, environmental managers, organizational leaders interested in learning how to benchmark using EPA's Portfolio Manager.

View this animated training (Duration: 26.23 minutes)

Guidance for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects: ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings

A building that has an energy performance rating of 75 or higher qualifies for the ENERGY STAR label. A Professional Engineer or Registered Architect must perform a verification in order for the building to receive recognition from EPA. This training will clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.

Who Should Participate?

Professional Engineers
Registered Architects

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 29 minutes)

Leveraging the Financial Value of ENERGY STAR for Service and Product Providers

Implementing effective energy management projects provide significant financial and environmental leadership value to customers of ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider Partner organizations. This training focuses on using the ENERGY STAR Financial Value Calculator, the relationship between financial value and benchmarking, and strategies for setting financial goals.

Who should participate?

Businesses that provide energy efficiency services to commercial, industrial, and institutional end-user buildings.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 47 minutes)

Introduction to the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator Spreadsheet

This interactive session shows how to use operating budgets as a potential "source of revenue" to pay for energy efficiency projects. The Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) Calculator is an interactive calculator that helps quantify the cost of delaying investment in upgrades by addressing three critical questions: How much new energy efficiency equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings; should this equipment purchase be financed now, or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget; and is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate? The CFO Calculator is designed so that managers who are not financial specialists can use it to make informed decisions, yet it is sophisticated enough to satisfy financial decision-makers.

Who should participate?

Financial decision-makers and facility managers in the public and private sectors, lending institutions, energy service providers, energy engineers, and manufacturers and vendors of energy efficiency equipment.

View this self-guided presentation PDF (4.64MB)

Benchmarking Building Energy Use with EPA�s Automated Benchmarking System

An overview of EPA's ENERGY STAR program and energy performance score for commercial buildings, including a discussion of benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and an introduction to using EPA�s Automated Benchmarking System (ABS) for exchanging data over the internet between Portfolio Manager and third party-systems.

Who should participate?

Businesses that would like to provide Automated Benchmarking services.
Organizations that would like to exchange data with Portfolio Manager via web services.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 45 minutes)

Introduction to Automated Benchmarking for SPPs Part 1

Part 1 of an overview of EPA's energy performance score for commercial buildings and the Automated Benchmarking System (ABS). ABS is a framework for exchanging data over the internet between EPA�s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and third-party systems.

Who should participate?

Businesses that would like to provide Automated Benchmarking Services.
Organizations that would like to exchange data with Portfolio Manager via web services.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 11 minutes)

Introduction to Automated Benchmarking for SPPs Part 2

Part 2 of an overview of EPA's energy performance score for commercial buildings and the Automated Benchmarking System (ABS). ABS is a framework for exchanging data over the internet between EPA�s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and third-party systems.

Who should participate?

Businesses that would like to provide Automated Benchmarking Services.
Organizations that would like to exchange data with Portfolio Manager via web services.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 20 minutes)

Demonstration of the ENERGY STAR Automated Benchmarking System (ABS)

An overview of EPA�s Automated Benchmarking System (ABS), followed by two live technical demonstrations using the ABS web services. The first demonstration covers creating a Portfolio Manager account on behalf of a client, creating a building and energy meters in that account, and providing data for that building. The second demonstration covers establishing a connection between an ABS provider and an existing Portfolio Manager account to authorize building and energy data management.

Who should participate?

Businesses that would like to provide Automated Benchmarking Services.
Organizations that would like to exchange data with Portfolio Manager via web services.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 50 minutes)

Marketing Your Automated Benchmarking Services

An overview of benchmarking with ENERGY STAR and Portfolio Manager including a discussion of the market forces driving demand for ENERGY STAR Automated Benchmarking Services, and a review of ENERGY STAR marketing resources available for SPPs and ABS providers.

Who should participate?

Businesses that would like to provide Automated Benchmarking Services.

View this pre-recorded training (Duration: 60 minutes)

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