Tools and Resources
In 2012, EPA hosted its third season of the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to see which U.S building could cut its energy use the most. More than 3,000 buildings from all 50 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia battled the scale and each other. This easy-to-read 27-page report gives details about the competition and shows what steps many of the "biggest energy losers" took to cut their energy use.
Use this guide to think through your corporate energy management strategy and ensure future energy success. This guide will help you understand likely influential factors on the future state of energy in the U.S. and plan an energy management strategy accordingly. Business executives and corporate boards can examine four possible energy futures. Each option outlines possible opportunities and risk management strategies.
This report by the Institute for Market Transformation is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations. It provides an introduction to the multifamily housing sector, followed by a thorough review of existing benchmarking and disclosure policies and an assessment of continuing policy challenges and opportunities.
This report discusses the energy consumption and intensity in the U.S. chemical industry.
In May of 2012, the National Association of Counties and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) launched a study to learn more about how counties use energy in their buildings. Their goal is to help counties identify strategies to increase their energy efficiency by tracking energy use in their facilities and creating a plan for energy-saving improvements. Read this 15-page report for a summary of findings about county buildings and their energy use based on an analysis of data in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
This paper describes the potential use of benchmarking for evaluating Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the cement industry.
This 46-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of the 15 best practices building owners and managers can employ to make their buildings more energy-efficient.
What are the cost benefits to building green? This report from Springer Science + Business Media answers the question by exploring the relationship between green building design and leasing, as well as sales markets for commercial real estate. Energy efficient design can cost more, but it results in higher occupancy, rents, and selling prices for your ENERGY STAR certified projects.
Learn and implement global industry standards for data center energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions here. The document also contains contact information for industry leaders participating in the global task force.
This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from automobile assembly plants in an easy-to-read format.
The factsheet is part of the Industrial Insights series, which uses EPA data to provide information on energy use in industrial facilities. EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership has worked with the motor vehicle sector since 2002 to promote energy efficiency and best practices within the sector through the ENERGY STAR Motor Vehicle Industrial Focus initiative.