Energy Star is best known as a product label that indicates to consumers whether or not their appliances are energy efficient, but the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program goes beyond product labeling. For businesses it offers several tools including the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager which helps businesses track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emission. The Portfolio Manager allows users to track more than 100 different metrics.
It can also be used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings. The tool gives users access to more than 150 different metrics to help them better manage their energy usage as well as make decision on capital investments in energy efficient technologies.
Looking to apply for ENERGY STAR certification or awards the Portfolio Manager is also the portal used to apply for recognition.
Throughout the month of January ENERGY STAR will be hosting a series of webinars on Portfolio Manager. To learn more and sign up for these webinars go to, https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildings.
January 13 at 1 ET – How to Apply for ENERGY STAR
January 26 at 1 ET – Portfolio Manager 101
January 27 at 1 ET – Portfolio Manager 201
January 28 at 1 ET – Portfolio Manager 301