Tools and Resources
Use this three-page guide to walk through the steps of setting up your property record in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. It summarizes two ways to set up your property, including manual data entry in Portfolio Manager, and the use of spreadsheet upload templates to import property information into Portfolio Manager.
Use this five-page “how-to”guide for step-by-step instructions on sharing your property(ies) with other users in Portfolio Manager. Learn how to connect with other users, share properties with them, and then manage these properties going forward.
Utilities typically charge commercial customers for both the quantity and the rate of electricity consumed. Electric demand is the rate of using electricity, and demand cost is the cost you are charged for this demand on each bill. Tracking demand and demand cost will help you understand what portion of your bill is associated with demand and when this demand occurs so you can look for ways to reduce your demand and lower your utility bill.
The Sustainable Buildings Checklist is a valuable tool for evaluating the sustainability of any type of existing building.
It was first developed to help U.S. federal building managers comply with the Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings. The Guiding Principles establish common strategies for operating and maintaining federal buildings in a sustainable manner and focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor environmental air quality.
Web services providers can benefit from understanding how connecting and sharing works from the perspective of both the user and the provider. This document explains how users can connect with a web services provider in Portfolio Manager, and then share properties and/or meters with the provider, as well as how the provider can then accept or reject the offer.
Did you know that there are more than 70 data quality checks performed in Portfolio Manager? Attached is a complete list of all the alerts that you might see for your property. Reference this guide to get a high-level view of how Portfolio Manager is handling alerts.
Download this three-page list of property types available in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Portfolio Manager has more than 80 property types from which to choose when setting up your property. The expanded list of property types offers you the ability to define and categorize properties. View the list of Portfolio Manager property types, definitions, and use details for more information.
Use this annotated presentation to give your audience an overview of the ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings and plants. The slides include key facts and figures, information about Portfolio Manager and ENERGY STAR recognition, and important resources to help building owners and managers save money and energy.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is a no-cost, interactive energy management tool that allows you to securely track and assess energy and water consumption across your building portfolio. Whether you own, manage, or hold properties for investment, Portfolio Manager can help you set investment priorities, identify under-performing buildings, verify efficiency improvements, and apply for ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
Use this 52-slide presentation to learn the basics on EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. By the end of the presentation, you will know how to add a property and enter its use details, enter energy and water consumption data, and generate reports to assess progress.