This 6-page document outlines proposed criteria for a new tenant-based EPA recognition for energy efficiency, and poses specific questions to solicit input from tenants, landlords, and other stakeholders in all commercial building sectors. EPA accepted comments until November 14, 2016. The comment period is now closed. Check the About "Tenant Star" page for updates. 

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This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for commercial bread and roll bakeries. It reviews how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy performance by working with the baking industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.

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This checklist must be completed by the Professional Engineer conducting the verification for ENERGY STAR industrial plant certification.  The completed checklist must be scanned as PDF and included with the application materials sent to EPA.  The original checklist must be kept in the plant's certification file. This checklist can also be found in Appendix 3 of the Professional Engineers’ Guide for Validating Statements of Energy Performance. 

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Energy costs typically account for 5-7% of the overall operating costs in a metal casting foundry. Energy waste is found in all plants, and improving energy efficiency goes right to the bottom line. Following the procedures outlined in this guide will reduce your energy costs (and dollars spent) per ton of cast metal while improving your environmental reputation as well as image in the community.

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When establishing energy performance targets early in a project’s design stage, exact fuel mix and energy costs are often not known. In these cases, Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will provide an estimated fuel mix and energy cost to help you assess how to reach your target performance level. Reference this 7-page document for information about using Portfolio Manager and Target Finder to estimate fuel mix and energy cost.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Care Communities and Residential Care Facilities in Canada applies to facilities that provide permanent rehabilitative, restorative and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Residential care facilities include nursing homes and residential developmental handicap, mental health, and substance abuse facilities.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Medical Offices in Canada applies to properties that provide diagnosis and treatment for medical, dental, or psychiatric outpatient care. 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 business activities at the property. A statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed to identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then to normalize for those factors.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores applies to properties used for the retail sale of primarily food and beverage products. 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 business 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.

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Comments and conclusion on the verification process for ENERGY STAR certified buildings
This 5-page report summarizes the comments EPA received in response to a request for input on the ENERGY STAR verification process for certifying commercial buildings and details its conclusions and next steps based on those comments. EPA gathered this input in July and August of 2014.
ENERGY STAR® Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) Report.

This is a one-page report summarizing energy consumption for a sample property. A Verifying Professional can sign and stamp it to verify the validity of the data. Some localities may require it as part of local legislation, but it is not required for ENERGY STAR certification.

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