ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy and save money as well as help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a typical building. To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. Benchmarking provides guidance to successfully save energy, assess current operating energy efficiency, and help make informed management and investment decisions.
ENERGY STAR benchmarking of your building is a key first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption and your carbon footprint. All buildings can assess their energy performance, what efficiency, and carbon emissions using Portfolio Manager. We help you throughout the process by getting all the necesarry information and help you achieve your goals.
Benchmarking the energy performance of your buildings is a key first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption and your carbon footprint. All buildings can assess their energy performance, water efficiency, and carbon emissions using Portfolio Manager.
ENERGY STAR building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher in order to be ENERGY STAR certified. This means that the ENERGY STAR building performs better than at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide.
Through Portfolio Manager, EPA delivers 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores for many types of buildings. The ENERGY STAR score accounts for differences in operating conditions. A low ENERGY STAR performance rating means a high energy use index (BTU per ft2, BTU per patient, etc.) which means the energy consumption is high.
Home Energy Score was developed by DOE and its national laboratories. The Home Energy Score provides homeowners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use.
Imagine you are in the market to buy a car and comparing your options. You are weighing a number of factors in your purchasing decision, including performance, cost, size, and appearance. When you ask the salesperson what the miles-per-gallon rating for each car is, they shrug and say, “I don’t know.” Even if fuel efficiency is not the only factor you are considering, this would probably concern you as a prospective buyer.
And yet, this is how most people make decisions when buying or renting a home: without any information about how much energy the home is expected to use, how much this will cost them, or how to cost-effectively lower energy expenses.
Developed by DOE and its national laboratories, the Home Energy Score provides homeowners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.