Tools and Resources
Download this five-page guide for a summary of ENERGY STAR tools and resources that may be used to earn AASHE STARS credits (version 2.1, July 2017), including points possible and credit descriptions. It also includes a link and pointers for using the AASHE STARS Reporting Template, which is a report available in Portfolio Manager that enables users to easily generate all ENERGY STAR metrics that can earn points toward AASHE STARS.
This two-page case study highlights the energy efficiency activities of Northwestern University, the first college or university to ever win EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award.
This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of residence halls / dormitories benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.
The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.
Learn how Des Moines Public Schools, a school district with more than 32,000 students and 70 facilities encompassing almost six million square feet of space, was able to improve its facilities and maximize energy savings by financing energy efficiency improvements through revenue bonds.
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project.
Interested in teaching your students about building energy efficiency? EPA offers an interactive course that explores the following topics:
See what the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Course has to offer by clicking through the presentation for Unit 1 which discusses the multiple benefits of improving energy efficiency, barriers to efficiency together with how to solve them, and how EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings program fits into the efficiency equation.
Read through this 2-page PDF to get an overview of the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings College course and learn about the advantages of adding it to your syllabus!
The ENERGY STAR condensed course offers expanded assignments that instructors can use for additional applied, hands-on learning. These are designed to be utilized as take-home assignments and can be modified as instructors see fit.
This two-page handout provides an overview of the ENERGY STAR college-level course, "Introduction to Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through EPA's ENERGY STAR Program."