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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.
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: