Measuring and Monitoring the Initiative
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). ENERGY STAR applies a national energy performance rating, or benchmark on a scale of 1-100, to help energy managers assess how efficiently their buildings use energy, relative to similar buildings nationwide. A rating of 50 indicates average energy performance, while a rating of 75 or better indicates top performance. ENERGY STAR includes consideration of both energy and water in its rating.
Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment. Whether you own, manage, or hold properties for investment, Portfolio Manager can help you set investment priorities, identify under-performing buildings, verify efficiency improvements, and receive EPA recognition for superior energy performance.
Owners should utilize the Energy Star Portfolio manager to track and monitor the efficiency of their building.