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IES Webinar: What's Your Score? Benchmarking Your Buildings with ENERGY STAR®


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As the need for public performance reporting continues to grow – more organizations are looking to better understand how to fully leverage ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager for Reporting and Certification. Join Ecova as we share:
Why benchmark reporting is growing in importance

Demonstration on how to benchmark a building through Portfolio Manager

Once you have your score, what’s next?

Hosts: Ricardo Fleury, Energy Manager and Katie Nichols, Resource Management Specialist, both with Ecova.

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IES Webinar: What's Your Score? Benchmarking Your Buildings with ENERGY STAR®

  1. 1. What’s Your Score? Benchmarking Your Buildings with ENERGY STAR® August 7, 2014 Presenters: Ricardo Fleury, Energy Manager, Ecova Katie Nichols, Resource Management Specialist, Ecova
  2. 2. Learning Objectives  What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?  Overview of Portfolio Manager  Benchmarking − What it is − Why it’s becoming more important  Creating a building profile in Portfolio Manager  What you can do with the results  Q&A
  3. 3. What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?  EPA voluntary climate protection partnership with energy users and service and product providers  Helps organizations benchmark, track, and improve energy performance  Helps organizations save energy and money and protect the environment  Brand recognition - 85% of Americans know the ENERGY STAR logo  ENERGY STAR on a building = Superior Energy Performance  EPA’s Portfolio Manager provides a score of 1-100, 75+ eligible for certification
  4. 4. What is Portfolio Manager?  Free, secure, online energy-benchmarking tool for buildings − Benchmarking through ENERGY STAR allows you to compare one building against a national sample of similar buildings, and to compare all of your buildings of a similar type to one another  Tracks energy intensity, cost, GHG emissions  Normalizes for weather, operating hours, occupant density, and other characteristics  1 - 100 score based on source energy use intensity (EUI), compared to a national statistical sample  Platform for ENERGY STAR building certification  More than 325,000 buildings tracked to date (40% of U.S. commercial building market)
  5. 5. What and Why: Benchmarking Fuel efficiency standards and testing ENERGY STAR benchmarking & comparison model 1-100 ENERGY STAR score
  6. 6. Benchmarking is Becoming Law Visit for a list of locations with current and pending legislation.
  7. 7. Creating a Profile in Portfolio Manager
  8. 8. What You Will Need  Information to have on hand: – PROPERTY INFORMATION: Property function, address, etc. – PROPERTY TYPE: Gross floor area, weekly operating hours, number of computers, etc. – ENERGY CONSUMPTION: monthly/quarterly/delivery bills containing service start and stop dates (or date of delivery), usage and units of usage, and cost • If your property generates energy on-site, this will need to be noted as well
  9. 9. Portfolio Manager Location Portfolio Manager can be found at: /benchmark
  10. 10. Username and Password Create a Username and Password − Provide your company name, select directory view settings, and answer security questions
  11. 11. Your Portfolio Homepage Homepage for all your portfolio entries
  12. 12. Property Type, Buildings, and Status
  13. 13. Property Information
  14. 14. Property Use Attributes Enter all information If making an estimate, check ‘Temporary Value’ or select ‘Use a default’.
  15. 15. Property Summary Page Home/dashboard page from which you can access property attributes, meters, energy goals, etc.
  16. 16. Meters Add and access meter information for energy usage at your property
  17. 17. Energy Types •Choose the energy type and number of meters to be added to the profile
  18. 18. Meter Information Enter basic information about your meters
  19. 19. Add Consumption Information Enter a line for each service period. Enter begin and end date, usage, and cost.
  20. 20. Add Consumption Information Start Date End Date Usage Cost Estimated Value 1/1/2014 1/31/2014 150000 16050 FALSE It’s best to calendar normalize your data before entry. Include the most recent 12 months worth of energy usage.
  21. 21. Enter Information for All Meters
  22. 22. What You Can Do with the Results  Once your profile is complete, Portfolio Manager will display metrics, charts and graphs based on your property or entire portfolio’s data.
  23. 23. What You Can Do with the Results Various reports are available for generation and download: Performance Highlights, Energy Performance, Certification Status, and more
  24. 24. ENERGY STAR Score Your ENERGY STAR Score is now displayed
  25. 25. ENERGY STAR Certification ENERGY STAR Score of 75 to 100 Professional Verification (incl. site visit by P.E. or R.A.) Submit Online Application (& Respond to any EPA questions) Celebrate Achievement & Submit Building Profile Certification* *Year of certification is based on date awarded
  26. 26. Summary  ENERGY STAR for Buildings is a partnership with energy users to benchmark, track, and improve energy performance  Benchmarking is becoming law in cities, counties, and states  Portfolio Manager is ENERGY STAR’s online tool that benchmarks and provides metrics for your building’s energy use  Setting up a building profile in Portfolio Manager requires only basic attribute information and recent energy use data  Becoming certified and displaying the ‘ENERGY STAR Certified’ logo, available to buildings with a score of 75 or higher, exhibits Superior Energy Performance
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  28. 28. Q&A
  29. 29. Thank you!