Building Owners and Managers

It would be impossible to list, on a single page, every resource we have for building owners and managers. Instead, we present a guide to our most popular tools and resources. These resources complement the core resources available in our benchmark, save, and earn recognition sections.


Portfolio Manager

EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool lets you measure and track your properties’ energy, water, waste, and GHG emissions in a secure online environment. After entering building and utility data, Portfolio Manager will help you track more than 100 different performance metrics, including the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR Score for most buildings.

Benchmarking Starter Kit

If you’re new to Portfolio Manager, our quick start guide, data collection worksheet, and training sessions will help you get up and running.

How the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR Score Gets Calculated

EPA’s 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score compares your property to similar properties nationwide. Learn how it—and more than 100 other metrics—gets calculated.

Sharing or Requesting Data Through Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager allows you to connect with others, share your properties or your data, and request the same from others.


We offer more than a dozen free, live training sessions every month on benchmarking, energy management, and other topics of interest. We also have a library of pre-recorded training sessions and video demos.

Saving Energy

ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

The ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management are based on the best practices and actual results of thousands of successful partners. Despite their diverse needs, they’ve converged on a common framework for you to follow at the individual building level or the organizational level.

Find an ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider

ENERGY STAR service and product provider (SPP) partners are companies that assist clients with benchmarking, improving efficiency, and earning recognition. They have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency and have documented experience with ENERGY STAR tools.

Tips for Saving Energy

The average commercial building wastes much of the energy it consumes. If you start with no- and low-cost improvements, you can use the savings to pay for more extensive upgrades

Design Guidance for New Construction

The best way to ensure a building will be energy efficient is to design it that way in the first place. ENERGY STAR tools can help architects and engineers establish real, verifiable energy targets at the start of the new building design process.

Financial Calculators

These financial calculators will help guide your financial decisions about energy efficiency and prepare for meetings with your CFO.

Products and Procurement

Purchasing efficient products reduces energy costs without compromising quality. You can even use our sample language to specify ENERGY STAR certified products in your procurement policy.

ENERGY STAR Recognition

ENERGY STAR Certification for Buildings

Commercial buildings that earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification. Certification is based on 12 months of energy use data and is valid for one year, and applications must be verified by a Licensed Professional.

Directory of Licensed Professionals

Find Professional Engineers and Registered Architects in your area who can help verify your application for ENERGY STAR certification. Everyone on the list has experience with the process, having verified at least one building that earned certification.

Purchase Plaques and Other Merchandise

Shop the ENERGY STAR Online Store, where you can purchase plaques, flags, banners, and decals for your certified building. You can also purchase ENERGY STAR promotional items to give to your employees and others to demonstrate your support for improving energy efficiency.

Certified Building Locator

Search our online registry of ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants.

Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

Eligible new construction projects can apply for EPA’s Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. This recognition is awarded to commercial design projects that achieve a 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher based on projected energy use.

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