Tools and Resources
TRC Energy Services, through its support for NYSERDA’s Energy Smart Schools Program, has helped to lower energy usage by an average of 19% across 140 school districts in New York State.
This 19-page document lists all of the property types available in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and describes the property type definitions and associated use details. Portfolio Manager has more than 80 property types from which to choose when setting up your property.
Use this guide to learn where you can save energy in your data center. The guide uses best practices for program design and implementation to illustrate how to plan strategies, perform measurements, and track program performance.
According to this landmark study by McKinsey & Company, energy efficiency is a huge untapped energy resource in the United States. How big? They estimate the country could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent through cost-effective investments in energy efficiency. This is like taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger vehicles and light trucks off the roads. The study also highlights the important role benchmarking plays in unlocking the barriers to efficiency.
This white paper from the Green Building Finance Consortium examines the untapped energy efficiency potential held by commercial buildings in the state of California. It analyzes obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of building efficiencies and explores approaches to removing these barriers.
EPA's ENERGY STAR program offers a variety of live, no-cost online training sessions to help you at every step of the way along your journey to superior energy performance. Whether you want to learn how to benchmark your building's energy use or are seeking information about financing equipment upgrades, EPA's ENERGY STAR live online training sessions will equip you with the skills and resources necessary to achieve your goals. Check back each month for new training sessions.
Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.
USAA Real Estate Company’s policy outlines commitments in the following areas:
- Assess Performance - Benchmark
- Create an Action Plan
- Create an Action Plan – Determine Roles and Resources
- Implement Action Plan – Build Capacity
Learn about how jcpenney saved money and increased its ENERGY STAR scores by installing rooftop solar arrays in this five-page in-depth case study.
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.
Varo Engineers implements phased-in lighting system upgrade at Owens Corning plant in Newark, Ohio, saving $270,000 annually in electricity and maintenance.