Tools and Resources
Use these templates as a starting point for emails you’ll likely send at each stage of your competition, including registration, kick-off, midpoint check-in, final weigh-in, and winner announcement. Fill in the templates with your competition details and keep in contact with your participants throughout your competition through email and social media. The template also includes sample instructions to include in a Data Request within Portfolio Manager.
Use these template rules, based on the rules EPA set for a year-long National Building Competition, to inform your Build Your Own Battle competition rules.
This report is an outcome of a roundtable convened in late 2010 by the IMT and senior policy implementers from 10 states and cities, national building energy efficiency experts, and leaders from the commercial real estate industry. The purpose was to discuss best practices for implementing commercial building benchmarking and disclosure policies. Many of these approaches have broad applicability both to current policy implementers and to those that may implement rating and disclosure policies in the future.
This document provides benchmarking guidance and reviews the benchmarking requirements for federal facilities per the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Use this document to understand and implement EISA 2007 benchmarking requirements for federal buildings. Information provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The building engineers in an organization are the unsung heroes of energy efficiency, who work daily to maintain the high performance of buildings, so they deliver cost savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developed and shared by Kilroy Realty, these template "baseball cards" are one great way to recognize and highlight the outstanding achievements of your energy all-stars.
The 265-page Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners. Chapters address the ENERGY STAR buildings five-stage approach, leading you through the entire planning, financing, and implementation process.
Download the entire manual, below, or select a specific chapter:
Use the Building Upgrade Value Calculator (BUVC) to analyze the financial value of efficiency-related capital investments in commercial real estate. By evaluating the expected change in tenant contributions for recoverable owner expenses under a variety of lease types (full service gross, modified gross, triple net – each with customizable tenant-level parameters), this tool allows you to calculate the costs and benefits of base building energy efficiency measures for both the owner and each tenant.
Burton Energy Group helps Staples reduce energy consumption in a 500,000-square-foot warehouse by more than 7 percent, with a predicted payback period of 2.4 years, through measures identified in an “Energy Reduction Treasure Hunt."
Calico Energy is the first service and product provider to help a utility company automate the collection and submission of commercial building usage data to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
Cambridge Engineering worked with DÜRR to replace a steam boiler system with a high efficiency indirect-fired hot water boiler system to provide office heating, and an energy efficient direct-fired heating system for production areas — leading to a 23 percent reduction in natural gas consumption and improved indoor air quality.