Tools and Resources
Use this sample letter to request energy data from your tenants. This is helpful for instances where you want whole-building energy data, but only have access to energy bills for a portion of the space. The letter discusses what it means to be an ENERGY STAR partner, why benchmarking is important, and what exactly you need your tenants to do.
The Benham Companies provide a Design/Build Ventilation System and a Building Management System producing savings of over $1 million annually.
This paper from the Institute of Business and Economic Research explores the effect that sustainability improvements in buildings have on the economy. The paper discusses the measurements and data sources documenting the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings, analyzes short-run price dynamics based on a panel of green commercial buildings, and presents new evidence on the economic returns to the investments in green buildings.
This PDF contains the entire 310-page Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). EISA lays the groundwork for federal agencies to increase the efficiency of products and buildings, promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and improve the energy performance of the federal government. Read this act to understand the federal government's initiative to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and protect our climate, part of which includes the use of ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools and resources.
This presentation includes an introduction to the Federal Guiding Principles Checklist in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Read this report from New York City to learn about its benchmarking ordinance, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report is the first analysis of New York City benchmarking data and provides comprehensive recommendations to improve the quality of energy benchmarking and the ease of compliance for building owners.
In 2011, New York City passed Local Law 84, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report analyzes data from the second year of benchmarking, and, as such, was the first report to be able to compare two robust sets of data. Among the more notable findings: the median 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score of New York City buildings increased from a 64 to 67 between the two reporting years.
This one-page tip sheet for congregations outlines EPA’s seven steps for strategic energy management, top tips for saving energy and water, plus links to more detailed information.
Use this tool to determine your tomato product 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 tomato product 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.