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Portfolio Manager Technical Reference: Estimating Fuel Mix and Energy Cost

Last Updated: 02-19-2021

When establishing energy performance targets early in a project’s design stage, exact fuel mix and energy costs are often not known. In these cases, Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will provide an estimated fuel mix and energy cost to help you assess how to reach your target performance level. Reference this 7-page document for information about using Portfolio Manager and Target Finder to estimate fuel mix and energy cost.

Topic: Commercial building design, Energy management guidance, Portfolio Manager, Technical reference, Target Finder
Resource Type: Technical documentation

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 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