Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators

Guidance for Utilities on Providing Whole-Building Energy Data to Enable Benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®

This resource provides guidance for utilities and states that regulate them on providing whole-building energy data for benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®. In many parts of the country, whole-building energy data is not readily available to multifamily building owners, making it difficult if not impossible for them to track or report whole-building energy use.

Key Considerations for Utility Data Access to Support Benchmarking

As voluntary and mandatory drivers for benchmarking continue to increase at the local and state level, more commercial andmultifamily building owners and managers are asking utilities for support in obtaining streamlined access to the whole-building energy consumption data needed to accurately benchmark their properties in EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool. This one-page document provides an overview of key considerations that will guide utilities as they design and deploy customer-facing data access solutions. 

Toolkit for Promoting ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts for Utilities and SPPs

Help your customers discover the energy savings hidden in their buildings and facilities. Hundreds of organizations have used energy treasure hunts to reduce their facilities’ energy use by up to 15 percent.

With this track record, EPA launched a Treasure Hunt campaign to motivate and recognize organizations that host their own treasure hunts and share a summary of their findings.

We need your help to spread the word – and your treasure-finding expertise to help your customers find energy gold.

Team Your Brand with the ENERGY STAR® Action Workbook: Co-branding Opportunities

The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.

Utilities Providing Energy Data for Benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Use this fact sheet to find utilities in your region that offer energy data access solutions. The document linked below provides a complete listing of all known utilities providing customers with energy benchmarking data, including whether the utility provides customers with data in spreadsheet format or delivers data directly into customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. Contact information and additional resources for each utility are also included where available.

DataTrends: Energy Use in Wastewater Treatment Plants

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of wastewater treatment plants benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

Directory of energy efficiency programs leveraging ENERGY STAR®

Use this directory to find utilities and statewide program sponsors who run ratepayer-funded regional or sector-based programs to promote energy efficiency. The directory lists programs and organizations that are incorporating benchmarking and other ENERGY STAR tools and resources into their energy efficiency programs. These programs can include financial incentives, technical assistance, facility assessments, and more to improve the energy efficiency of your business.

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