How do you measure and track energy use in your building? Have you ever heard of the Energy Star Portfolio Manger? With this tool, you can manage and see energy and water usage in your building, and rate its performance.
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.
Use Portfolio Manager
You’ve heard it before: you can’t manage what you don’t measure.
That’s why EPA created ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, an online tool you can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Use it to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.
Benchmark any type of building
You can use Portfolio Manager to manage the energy and water use of any building. All you need are your energy bills and some basic information about your building to get started.
Are you designing a new commercial building? You can also use Portfolio Manager to set your energy use target and see how your estimated design energy stacks up against similar existing buildings nationwide.
In September 2010, the U.S. EPA initiated the process of upgrading the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool to improve its speed, usability and functionality. The full upgrade will take place over a period of 18-24 months. EPA is very excited about building on past successes in producing the next generation of Portfolio Manager. As a healthy start to this effort, this fall EPA is focusing on soliciting comments for the upgrade through a variety of activities.
Participate in an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Survey
For more information on Portfolio Manager, click here
Stakeholders using Portfolio Manager are encouraged to provide feedback to ensure a comprehensive assessment and useful upgrade of the tool.
Gain EPA Recognition
You can use Portfolio Manager to share your data with EPA and earn recognition for energy performance within a building or across your entire portfolio. Share best practices, become a Leader for energy improvement, or top energy performance, or simply gain exposure through development of success stories or showcasing a directory of achievements for clients. Recognition opportunities include:
- ENERGY STAR label — Recognition for superior energy performance in a single building
- ENERGY STAR Leaders — Recognition for organization-wide improvement or top energy performance
- ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Recognition for outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Learn more about ENERGY STAR.
For more information, go to the Energy Star site at www.energystar.gov