ENERGY STAR performance documents summarize important energy information and building characteristics. They can help you to:
- Satisfy requirements for various green building certification programs, such as LEED, Green Globes, BREEAM, and IREM Certified Sustainable Properties.
- Document performance in energy service contracts.
- Communicate energy performance with tenants, owners, potential buyers/renters, and the general public.
- Provide transparency and accountability to demonstrate strategic use of capital improvement funding.
- Quickly and accurately demonstrate savings for an individual building.
There are several performance documents available:
The Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) is a one-page report summarizing the energy consumption for a property. A Verifying Professional can sign and stamp it to verify the validity of the data, if needed. Some state or local governments may require it as part of compliance with benchmarking or other legislation.
The Scorecard is a visual representation of a building’s score. It is only available for buildings which can get a score. This report would be useful to hang in a building lobby for public disclosure purposes.
The Data Verification Checklist is a version of the application for ENERGY STAR certification, and can be used for non-application purposes. It consists of the same sections as the application, including an overview of the overall property, the property use details, and energy consumption. A Verifying Professional can sign and stamp it to verify the validity of the data, if needed.
The Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI) is a report that provides an overview of your design metrics, including the predicted ENERGY STAR score for a building that is yet to be constructed. It is also used for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR applications. The SEDI is available from both the Design Tab of Portfolio Manager, and outside of Portfolio Manager in the Target Finder tool.
The Progress & Goals Report is a comparison table of building’s energy use, including baseline, current, target, and national median. This report may be needed when applying for a grant or participating in a competition.
The ENERGY STAR application is the document required when you apply for ENERGY STAR certification. It consists of an overview of the overall property, the property use details, and energy consumption. A Verifying Professional needs to sign and stamp the application to verify the validity of the data.