Tools and Resources
Use this three-page checklist of low-cost O&M practice to identify opportunities, assign responsibility, and track progress toward goals at your facility.
This two-page handout presents some of the most common ways to make boiler systems more energy efficient. Additionally, it provides links to more general ENERGY STAR tools and resources that can help identify operational and organizational strategies necessary to support and maintain boiler efficiency. This is particularly useful for boiler system owners who are affected by the Boiler MACT rule, but can help everyone gain additional efficiencies from their boiler systems.
Use this Training Plan to map out your participation in the BOOTCAMP! This Training Plan includes:
- Introduction to the competition and explanation of the main activities.
- Steps for getting ready for competition launch on September 1.
- Timeline of materials that EPA will release during the competition period.
The 265-page Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners. Chapters address the ENERGY STAR buildings five-stage approach, leading you through the entire planning, financing, and implementation process.
Download the entire manual, below, or select a specific chapter:
Use the Building Upgrade Value Calculator (BUVC) to analyze the financial value of efficiency-related capital investments in commercial real estate. By evaluating the expected change in tenant contributions for recoverable owner expenses under a variety of lease types (full service gross, modified gross, triple net – each with customizable tenant-level parameters), this tool allows you to calculate the costs and benefits of base building energy efficiency measures for both the owner and each tenant.
Use this four-page case study to learn about the work Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas, have done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of their municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.
Use this case study to learn about the work Kansas City has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.
The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. Using the tool, you will be able to estimate how much new equipment you can finance using anticipated savings, as well whether you should finance now or wait for a lower interest rate. Use the CFO Calculator to get answers to critical questions, such as:
Use this tool to determine your cement plant's energy performance. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar cement manufacturing plants in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for commercial bread and roll bakeries. It reviews how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy performance by working with the baking industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.