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3-7-2018

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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Cover of metal casting energy guide
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11-8-2016

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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Portfolio Manager Technical Reference: Estimating Fuel Mix and Energy Cost - thumbnail
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8-11-2017

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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ENERGY STAR Senior Care Technical Reference thumbnail
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2-9-2018

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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Medical Office Score for Canada
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2-9-2018

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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This is a screenshot of the technical documentation for ENERGY STAR score for supermarkets and grocery stores in Canada.
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2-9-2018

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
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9-9-2016
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.
The ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing in the United States
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9-9-2016
The ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing applies to buildings that contain 20 or more residential living units. 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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Thumbnail of background document on verification process for ENERGY STAR building applications
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11-7-2016

This 5-page background document summarizes the process for verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It also addresses the rationale for requiring that only licensed professionals (professional engineers and registered architects) can verify and stamp applications, and solicits input on this requirement. The deadline for submitting comments has closed. Thank you for your feedback. 

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PM property types
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2-13-2017

Download this three-page list of property types available in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Portfolio Manager contains more than 80 property types to choose from when setting up your property. The expanded list of property types offers you the ability to define and categorize properties.View the list of Portfolio Manager property types, definitions, and use details for more information.

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