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Last Updated: 
7-28-2022

This 4-page document contains answers to frequently asked questions about round 2 of EPA's ENERGY STAR Higher Ed Benchmarking Initiative. 

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Last Updated: 
7-22-2022

This 27-slide presentation gives an overview of the second round of EPA's ENERGY STAR Higher Ed Benchmarking Initiative. It gives background about the program and explains how to participate. 

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Last Updated: 
7-21-2022

This white paper provides a framework and supporting analysis to help policymakers and commercial and multifamily building stakeholders understand the key differences among performance metrics and choose those best suited to building performance standard policies. While the paper does not tackle the important task of setting performance levels for each metric, EPA may offer a similar framework for this step in the near future. 

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Last Updated: 
7-11-2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI) provides an opportunity for colleges and universities to understand how the energy and water performance of their campus buildings stack up against that of peer institutions.

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Last Updated: 
6-16-2022

Use this tool to calculate a site's baseline energy intensity for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.  The Baseline Calculator converts common energy values (kWh, Therms, etc.) to source MMBTUs, and calculates an annual energy intensity baseline and reduction target from user defined production values.

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6-15-2022

DataTrends is an ongoing series of research and analysis from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using data from the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool. This 23-page report compares building performance, the prevalence of electrification, reliance on heating oil, and the use of on-site solar at buildings benchmarked in Portfolio Manager, across communities with different income and racial characteristics.

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5-10-2022

This 12-page document outlines EPA's recommendations for metrics and normalization methods for us in state and local building performance standards (BPS). Contents include:

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Last Updated: 
5-4-2022

This 15-page paper from the Journal of Cleaner Production estimates the potential for future CO2 emission reductions in the manufacturing sector.

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Last Updated: 
5-2-2022

SPPs can use this social media toolkit to share their accomplishments. This 2-page toolkit includes sample messaging that can be used to spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

You can also download the following social media graphics:

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Last Updated: 
4-19-2022

Carolina Energy Associates helps Continental Tire's Mt Vernon find energy savings with Energy Treasure Hunts.