Tools and Resources
Use this three-page guide to walk through the steps of setting up your property record in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. It summarizes two ways to set up your property, including manual data entry in Portfolio Manager, and the use of spreadsheet upload templates to import property information into Portfolio Manager.
Utilities typically charge commercial customers for both the quantity and the rate of electricity consumed. Electric demand is the rate of using electricity, and demand cost is the cost you are charged for this demand on each bill. Tracking demand and demand cost will help you understand what portion of your bill is associated with demand and when this demand occurs so you can look for ways to reduce your demand and lower your utility bill.