Tools and Resources
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool helps building owners and tenants measure and track energy, water use, and waste, all in a secure online environment.
Users of Portfolio Manager enter information at the “property” level. A property can be a whole building, a campus of buildings, an individual tenant space, or even a common area within a building. This 7-page guidance document with screenshots describes how to create a tenant property, as well as how to link tenant properties to the whole building.
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.