The ENERGY STAR Score for Hospitals applies to general medical and surgical hospitals, including critical access hospitals and children’s hospitals. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed. The result of this analysis is an equation that will predict 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.
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.
The climate of the area where your property is located and the annual fluctuations you experience in weather conditions can affect how much energy you need to operate your buildings. Portfolio Manager includes metrics designed to incorporate these effects and help you understand your energy performance. These procedures rely on temperature data collected by weather monitoring stations and published by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). To discuss how we use this data, it is helpful to introduce two concepts:
Use this spreadsheet to easily convert common energy units to BTUs and Source Energy BTUs. If your site participates in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, you can use the total source MMBTU provided in the QuickConverter to track your energy use. Industrial sites who sign up for EPA's ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry commit to improve their energy efficiency by 10% within five years.
Use this six-page document to stipulate that a commercial new construction building project and the completed building meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy performance criteria to achieve ENERGY STAR® certification.
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.
This tip sheet draws on insights from companies that have adapted their treasure hunt methods to address safety concerns created by COVID-19 and have successfully conducted treasure hunts. Every energy program will need to assess what is possible given their organization’s new safety requirements.
This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for commercial bread and roll bakeries. It reviews how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy performance by working with the baking industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.