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The 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score for Single-Family Homes applies to single-family detached and attached homes. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and activities at the property. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.
This 7-page document shares the stories of 13 buildings that each reduced their energy use by at least 30% within a single year.
This 2-page document summarizes EPA's position against the use of net metrics in Building Performance Standards (BPS).
The Design Profile template and instructions will explain how to create a narrative and illustrations for showcasing your project on ENERGY STAR website and in other communication materials for how it successfully integrated energy efficiency and decarbonization strategies in the overall design concept.
Download the ENERGY STAR Design Narrative Template (WORD, 83 KB)
This guide describes how organizations with diverse operations or products can accurately calculate and report aggregate energy intensity. Using the aggregate efficiency index (AEI) approach can help companies judge changes in energy performance at the corporate level.
This 4-page document contains answers to frequently asked questions about round 2 of EPA's ENERGY STAR Higher Ed Benchmarking Initiative.
This 27-slide presentation gives an overview of the second round of EPA's ENERGY STAR Higher Ed Benchmarking Initiative. It gives background about the program and explains how to participate.
This white paper provides a framework and supporting analysis to help policymakers and commercial and multifamily building stakeholders understand the key differences among performance metrics and choose those best suited to building performance standard policies. While the paper does not tackle the important task of setting performance levels for each metric, EPA may offer a similar framework for this step in the near future.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI) provides an opportunity for colleges and universities to understand how the energy and water performance of their campus buildings stack up against that of peer institutions.
Use this tool to calculate a site's baseline energy intensity for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry. The Baseline Calculator converts common energy values (kWh, Therms, etc.) to source MMBTUs, and calculates an annual energy intensity baseline and reduction target from user defined production values.