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EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool that your customers can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It can also be incorporated into your energy efficiency programs through comprehensive whole-building solutions. Below are some resources that can help educate your customers on the importance of benchmarking, a quick start guide, and more:

As energy benchmarking becomes standard practice in the commercial building industry, owners and managers of buildings are seeking to simplify the process of obtaining utility data. More and more utilities are stepping up to assist owners and operators by making aggregate whole-building data readily available for upload into their Portfolio Manager accounts via web services.

Third parties, including energy service companies, utilities, and regional efficiency programs, can use web services to send energy consumption and/or building characteristic data to Portfolio Manager and receive ENERGY STAR scores, weather normalized energy use intensity (EUI) benchmarks, and carbon emissions estimates in return.

The result: customers spend less time gathering data and more time working on saving energy; and utilities are better able to understand the energy performance of their customers’ buildings, allowing for more targeted identification of energy savings opportunities. To learn more about how to implement web services, visit the Portfolio Manager Exchanging Data: Resources to Help You Get Started page.

Using the Works with Portfolio Manager Badge

Works with Portfolio Manager badgesRegistered ENERGY STAR Web Services Providers can display the Works with Portfolio Manager badge. This badge is designed to increase customer confidence that your product integrates seamlessly with Portfolio Manager, which will help further distinguish you from competitors. 

Once you have thoroughly tested your product, you can register and submit your product for approval within Portfolio Manager. EPA will determine if your product satisfies the eligibility requirements in the ENERGY STAR Web Service Provider Guidelines. Once your product is approved, you can use the Works with Portfolio Manager badge in accordance with the usage guidelines (PDF, 252 KB). 

Learn More About Portfolio Manager Web Services to Drive Data Access

Key Considerations for Implementing Customer-Facing Data Access Solutions

Navigate the process for designing and deploying a data access solution for your customers using EPA’s key considerations and guidance.

Offering Data Exchange Services to Your Customers

Save your customers time and deliver the added value of ENERGY STAR metrics through this real-time and seamless exchange of data.

ENERGY STAR Data Access Network

The ENERGY STAR Data Access Network aims to connect energy utilities, state and local governments, and others who are interested in providing or obtaining whole-building energy consumption data.

Overview of ENERGY STAR Data Access Resources (PDF, 250KB)

This is a current summary of all ENERGY STAR resources to help building owners and operators identify utilities that are making it easier to obtain energy data for benchmarking.

Interactive Maps for Energy Benchmarking Data

Read about how other program sponsors are making aggregate whole-building data readily available to customers and enabling customers to have their data sent automatically into their Portfolio Manager account.

Introduction to Exchanging Data (PDF, 455KB)

Portfolio Manager is the industry standard for benchmarking energy efficiency, with over 450,000 buildings benchmarked and new accounts added every day. This guide will teach you how to get started.