This 19-page primer is designed to establish best practices for energy service companies (ESCOs) that are implementing energy performance contract (EPC) projects by integrating several publicly available Web-based ENERGY STAR tools that the U.S. EPA has designed and provides free-of-charge through ENERGY STAR. EPA believes that the use of these tools will help make the results of EPC projects more actionable and understandable to building owners, tenants, policy makers, and the general public.
Use this case study to learn about the work Kentucky has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its K-12 buildings. State and local governments and K-12 school districts can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in student educational success.
Download and print Spiderman's two-page activity booklet for your K-12 students.You can also order the activity booklet from the ENERGY STAR publications page here. Save energy and help fight climate change!
Download and print the Lorax's six-page activity book for your K-12 students. You can also order the booklets from the ENERGY STAR publications page here. Join the Lorax and help protect the earth from global warming!
The ENERGY STAR Score for Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools applies to both primary and secondary schools. This score is not applicable to college, cégep, or university classroom facilities and laboratories; vocational, technical or trade schools; or preschool or day care buildings. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide an unbiased 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 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.