Tools and Resources
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.
Learn how the "Irrigated Area" field in Portfolio Manager is identified and defined. Because outdoor water use can represent a significant portion of water consumption in many buildings, it's an important factor in calculating EPA's 1-100 Water Score for multifamily properties.