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Uploading accurate and complete energy data to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an integral component of the benchmarking process. To help achieve this, ENERGY STAR has developed a series of resources to help Service and Product Providers (SPPs) and their clients navigate the process for requesting whole-building consumption data from a utility. If your utility does not have an existing process for providing aggregate, whole-building data for benchmarking, use the sample email text in the provided Word document to prepare your request.
This document provides guidance on how to communicate the ENERGY STAR Score of manufacturing plants and reference any plants that have received ENERGY STAR certification within Environmental Product Declarations or in other materials that communicate aspects of a product’s environmental impact.
Use this 4-page guide to understand how to accurately measure and track your building's onsite renewable electricity in Portfolio Manager.
The messaging in the attached document will help you write or talk about recognition from ENERGY STAR in various situations including websites, sustainability reports, case studies, press releases, social media, and other communication materials.
Many utilities and third-party service providers exchange data directly with their customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. In order to exchange data in Portfolio Manager, users must set up a connection with a web services provider account and then share their properties and/or meters with this account. This 8-page document outlines how to set up this connection, and share access to properties and meters.
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of Portfolio Manager’s data exchange platform and key information to assess how your organization can take advantage of automated uploads.
Many utilities and third-party service providers exchange data directly with their customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. This 6-page guide will walk you through how to set up a connection with the web service provider’s account and share access to the relevant Portfolio Manager records.
This 4-page checklist includes common energy-saving measures for commercial buildings that are either low-cost or offer a rapid payback. Opportunities for savings are grouped under "Operations and Maintenance," "Lighting," "Plug Load," "Heating and Cooling," and "Occupant Behavior and Education."
Use this Excel-based ENERGY STAR Treasure Map to discover low- and no-cost energy and water saving opportunities in your senior living community. This interactive guide allows you to customize the scope of your treasure hunt by choosing spaces commonly found in senior communities, like activity rooms and dining areas. It will automatically summarize the savings identified by your team, allowing you to quickly prioritize the best opportunities.
This one-page case study outlines Kroger's process to refine and replicate high-performance designs informed by the lessons learned from previous projects.