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How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 06-16-2021

Use this 43-slide presentation to help you and your colleagues gain a better understanding on the value of ENERGY STAR certification, eligibility for certification, how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification in Portfolio Manager, and how to track the status of applications.
 

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Communication tools
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Portfolio Manager 101: Set up properties and meters, generate reports

Last Updated: 06-16-2021

Use this 59-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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Communication tools

Energy Tracking Tool

Last Updated: 05-12-2021

This tool will help you track your energy performance and meet your energy management goals easily. The tool is most helpful for manufacturing facility managers who track and manage energy use. The tool will track your energy use, cost, and intensity, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. This tool also allows you to customize your energy intensity metrics to fit your strategy. To familiarize yourself with how to use this tool, review the complimentary Quick Start Guide.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing
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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
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Energy Tracking Plan Template

Last Updated: 02-13-2021

Developed for industrial sites who sign up for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, this template Word document can help you develop a plan for tracking your company's energy performance. Use it to assign roles and responsibilities, select an energy performance metric, track energy use, establish a quality assurance system, and document your energy savings.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Campaigns, ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing
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ENERGY STAR® Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Your Restaurant

Last Updated: 02-13-2021

Use this two-page document to find specific advice on how restaurants can save money by following ENERGY STAR guidance. This resource is intended to complement and build upon the guidance provided in the ENERGY STAR Small Business Action Workbook, with a focus on the commercial food service facility type.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Small business

Pulp Mill EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your pulp mill plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar mills 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Pulp & paper manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing

Juice Processing Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine your juice processing plant's ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar juice processing 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Juice making, General industrial/manufacturing

Integrated Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your integrated paper and paperboard manufacturing plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar integrated pulp mills 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Pulp & paper manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing

Flat Glass Manufacturing Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine your flat glass manufacuring plant's ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar flat glass 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing, Glass manufacturing
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