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2018 ENERGY STAR metric updates: All webinar recordings

Last Updated: 01-21-2021

The slides and recordings of completed webinars related to the 2018 ENERGY STAR metric updates are listed below.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation

A New Benchmark of Energy Performance for Energy Management in U.S. and Canadian Integrated Steel Plants

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This paper reports on the work of EPA and the integrated steel industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for integrated mills that develop and manufacture steel in the United States. The paper describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for evaluating the energy performance of integrated steel mills in the U.S. and Canada. 

Topic: Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Iron & steel manufacturing
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Office Properties

Last Updated: 07-15-2019

This five-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for office properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Corporate real estate
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Retail Properties

Last Updated: 07-17-2019

This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for retail properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Retail
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Supermarket Properties

Last Updated: 07-15-2019

This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for supermarket properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Retail

Development of ENERGY STAR EPI for Fluid Milk Processing

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs) for fluid milk processing plants. It reviews how the EPIs were developed to provide plant-level indicators of energy performance by working with the dairy industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation
Market Sector: Dairy processing

Development of ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicator for Integrated Steel Mills

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for integrated steel mills. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the steel industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Integrated Steel Mill EPI was developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPI.

Topic: Guides, Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation
Market Sector: Iron & steel manufacturing

Development of ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for Metal Casters

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for metal casting plants. It also explains how the EPIs were developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the metal casting industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR metal casting plant EPIs were developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPIs.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Metalcasting

Development of the Powertrain Energy Performance Indicators

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs) for automobile powertrain (engine & transmission) plants. It reviews how the EPIs were developed to provide plant-level indicators of energy performance by working with the motor vehicle  industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.

Topic: Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation
Market Sector: Motor vehicle manufacturing
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ENERGY STAR Score for Data Center Estimates (U.S. and Canada)

Last Updated: 08-24-2018

The ENERGY STAR score provides 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. In the United States, data centers are able to earn the ENERGY STAR score using an energy intensity metric that takes into consideration the IT Energy used by the data center (see the Technical Reference for the ENERGY STAR Score for Data Centers for more details). For data centers within a larger property, it can sometimes be difficult for property managers to obtain IT Energy. For this reason, the ENERGY STAR score can also be computed using estimates to adjust for the presence of data centers. In Canada, data centers are not eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR score, but estimates can be used for data centers located within larger properties. The goal of the ENERGY STAR score, when the data center estimates are used, is to rate the energy performance of the primary use of the building, not the data center.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation
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