The Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI) is a multiple page summary in PDF format of the design energy inputs and results metrics generated from either Portfolio Manager or Target Finder. The SEDI also includes signature blocks for the professional verifier, architect of record (AOR) and building owner/developer of the property. The SEDI is required when applying for EPA’s Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. It may also be used to document the energy intent for your design project as third-party verification in response to requests for proposals and/or energy disclosure policies, etc.
How do I generate a SEDI?
There are two different ways to generate a SEDI:
- Portfolio Manager – First, set up a Portfolio Manager account and enter a design project using the “Add Property” feature. At the end of this process, you will see your results in the “Design Tab” for your target, estimated design energy use and median property. It will also display “Apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR" if your project is eligible. You can click on “Download and Print SEDI” to display the document, print a hard-copy and/or save to your computer. Because your design is saved in Portfolio Manager, you can login to your account and open the “Design Tab” at any time to view, make edits and print an updated SEDI.
- Target Finder – If you want to create a SEDI in Target Finder, you begin by entering basic information about your design, including location, property use details, estimated energy use (if applicable), and performance target. Once inputs are completed, the results screen shows you energy performance metrics for your target, estimated energy use and the median property. You can select “Download and Print SEDI” to display the document, print a hard-copy and/or save to your computer. Because you don’t login to Target Finder, your information will not be saved once you exit the tool. At the bottom of the results screen, you can login to Portfolio Manager and save the project to your account or set up one at this time.
What information is contained in the SEDI?
The SEDI contains the following sections of information:
- Property and Contact Information – This section contains basic information such as the address for the planned project and name/address of all primary contacts.
- Estimated Design Energy – This section includes the estimated annual energy use for all fuel types, and energy cost of each.
- Estimated Design Use Details – This section shows the planned business function of the property; office, k – 12 school, etc. and your inputs for operating characteristics such as hours of operation, number of workers, number of computers, etc.
- Design Energy and Emissions Results – The table shows your “Design Project’s” estimated design energy use and national “Median Property’s” energy use and displays “Estimated Savings” in the last column. The table includes the following metrics for each category:
- ENERGY STAR 1 – 100 score
- Energy Reduction (from Median) (%)
- Source Energy Use Intensity (kBtu/ft2/yr)
- Site Energy Use Intensity (kBtu/ft2/yr)
- Source Energy Use (kBtu/yr)
- Site Energy Use (kBtu/yr)
- Energy cost ($)
- Total GHG Emissions (Metric Tons CO2e)
- Application Checklist – This is a list of questions about the project that are required if you apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. Some questions are useful when using the SEDI for other purposes.
- Professional Verification – This section is required to be completed when applying for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition by a registered architect or professional engineer to verify that the information on the SEDI is complete and accurate. This signature may be obtained when using the SEDI for other purposes.
- Architect of Record Acknowledgement – This section is required to be signed and dated by project architect or principal of the firm when applying for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. This signature may be obtained when using the SEDI for other purposes.
- Building Owner/Developer Acknowledgement – This section is required to be signed and dated by a C-level executive from the company owning the property when applying for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. This signature may be obtained when using the SEDI for other purposes.