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DataTrends is an ongoing series of research and analysis from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using data from the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool. This 23-page report compares building performance, the prevalence of electrification, reliance on heating oil, and the use of on-site solar at buildings benchmarked in Portfolio Manager, across communities with different income and racial characteristics.
This 13-page document outlines EPA's recommendations for metrics and normalization methods for use in state and local building performance standards (BPS). Contents include:
This 15-page paper from the Journal of Cleaner Production estimates the potential for future CO2 emission reductions in the manufacturing sector.
From the paper's abstract:
SPPs can use this social media toolkit to share their accomplishments. This 2-page toolkit includes sample messaging that can be used to spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
You can also download the following social media graphics:
Carolina Energy Associates helps Continental Tire's Mt Vernon find energy savings with Energy Treasure Hunts.
Carolinas Energy Associates helps Continental Tire’s Sumter plant find energy savings with Energy Treasure Hunts.
This 10-page document provides a technical overview of the calculation methodology underlying the Building Emissions Calculator. The methodology is described in two main sections:
- Calculation of annual current/historical emissions for standard greenhouse gas emission accounting categories
- Calculation of annual emissions for a forecast year, based on user-specified assumptions, for the same accounting categories
This document also includes emissions-factor lookup tables in the appendix.
Refer to this 5-page glossary for definitions of the following terms used in the Portfolio Manager Building Emissions Calculator:
This 18-page user guide for the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Building Emissions Calculator shows you how to get your data into the tool (including by direct import from Portfolio Manager) and how to use its features. Sections include:
- Getting Data into The Building Emissions Calculator .
- Reviewing Your Metrics
- Adjusting Emissions Factors
- Exporting Baseline Emissions Results
- Calculating Your Emissions Forecast
- Exporting Forecast Emissions Results
Use this tip sheet find ways to leverage the ENERGY STAR Distillery Guide to help distilleries improve their energy performance.