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Portfolio Manager Technical Reference: EPA Water Score for Multifamily Housing in the United States

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

The objective of the water score is to provide a fair assessment of the water use performance of a property relative to its peers, taking operational characteristics of the property and impact of climate into account. A statistical analysis is performed to identify building parameters that are significant drivers of water use using multivariate regression analysis, resulting in an equation that predicts the Water Use Intensity (WUI) of a property. The actual WUI of a property is then compared with the predicted WUI to fit a distribution in order to yield a 1 to 100 percentile ranking of performance, relative to the national population.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Technical documentation
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Overview of ENERGY STAR for buildings and plants

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

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.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, Training
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Utilities Providing Energy Data for Benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this fact sheet to find utilities in your region that offer energy data access solutions. The document linked below provides a complete listing of all known utilities providing customers with energy benchmarking data, including whether the utility provides customers with data in spreadsheet format or delivers data directly into customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. Contact information and additional resources for each utility are also included where available.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators
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ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores (Canada)

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

The ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarket and Food Stores in Canada applies to supermarkets, grocery stores, food sales and convenience stores with or without gas stations. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide 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. A statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed to identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then to normalize for those factors. The result of this analysis is an equation that predicts the energy use of a property, based on its experienced business activities. The energy use prediction for a building is compared to its actual energy use to yield a 1 to 100 percentile ranking of performance, relative to the national population.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Technical documentation
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An Overview of Portfolio Manager

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this three-page guide to get a brief overview of some of Portfolio Manager's most basic functions, such as how to navigate through the tool, enter building data, and connect and share data with others.
 

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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Sample ENERGY STAR scorecard

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

This scorecard provides a quick snapshot of a building’s energy performance. Depending on type of building, the score card will display either the building’s 1-100 ENERGY STAR score or site energy use intensity (EUI).

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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Sample ENERGY STAR statement of energy performance

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

This is a sample ENERGY STAR Statement of Energy Performance (SEP), available through Portfolio Manager (on the Reports tab). Create your own SEP for a one-page summary of your property’s energy consumption, energy use intensity (EUI) information, and 1-100 ENERGY STAR score, when available.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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Sample ENERGY STAR data verification checklist

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

This is a sample ENERGY STAR Data Verification Checklist, available through Portfolio Manager (on the Reports tab). While not intended for use when applying for ENERGY STAR certification, this Checklist can help you determine whether or not your building is eligible. The Checklist contains the same sections as the real application for certification, including an overview of the overall property, the property use details, and energy consumption.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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Sample ENERGY STAR statement of energy design intent

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

This is a sample Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI), available through Portfolio Manager. The SEDI is used for applying for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.  The SEDI is available from the Design tab in Portfolio Manager, as well as EPA’s Target Finder.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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Sample ENERGY STAR progress and goals report

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

This is a sample ENERGY STAR Progress and Goals Report, available through Portfolio Manager (on the Reports tab). Create your own Progress and Goals Report to review your building’s energy use (baseline and current) and compare your actual energy use against your target and the national median. This report may be needed when applying for a grant or responding to a competition.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
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