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[Presenter Name]

Leverage ENERGY STAR® to Achieve High Performing Buildings

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Today’s Agenda

  • Overview of the ENERGY STAR Buildings Program

  • The EPA energy performance rating system & Portfolio Manager

  • Tools and resources to support building energy performance improvement

  • Marketing and communications resources

  • ENERGY STAR recognition opportunities

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Voluntary public-private partnership

Save money

Protect the environment

Energy efficient products and practices

Recognized by 70% of Americans

Also recognized abroad:

Australia, Canada, European Union,

Japan, New Zealand, & Taiwan

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ENERGY STAR Accomplishments

Utility Bill Savings ($ Billions)

Emission Savings (Vehicle equivalents in millions)

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Energy is the Largest Operating Expense

* Data based on 2007 BOMA Experience Exchange Report

$14.93 NOI/sf & $2.26 Utility cost/sf

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Proven Energy Management Strategy

Used to:

  • Assess current energy performance

  • Set reduction goals

  • Track savings over time

  • Reward improvements

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Standardized Metric Manager

Until recently, a standardized,

comparable metric of whole building

energy performance did not exist

EPA introduced the

Energy Performance Rating System

in 1999 to meet this need


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Is 18 MPG high or low for an automobile? Manager

Is 80 kBtu/SF/YR high or low for a building?

Is Your Building Performing Well?

Energy Performance

EPA Benchmarking

Fuel Efficiency


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Eligible Space Types Manager

Houses of Worship

K-12 Schools

Office Buildings




Medical Offices


Retail Stores





Wastewater Treatment Plants

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Data You’ll Need to Collect Manager



Year built

Energy Consumption

12 consecutive months for each source (electric, gas, etc.)

Space Type Data

Square Footage


Number of PCs

Hours of operation

% Heated and Cooled

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Best investment opportunities are in lower quartiles - greatest potential for improvement

RCx & O&M improvements yield savings and label candidates

High scoring buildings provide lessons learned and label candidates

Reward & Learn

Invest & Tune








Energy Performance Rating

Energy Performance Rating is a Comparative Metric

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Top Benefits of Energy Benchmarking greatest potential for improvement

  • Establish a baseline energy performance rating for each property

  • Set goals

  • Measure and verify improvements – financial and environmental

  • Prioritize investments

  • Identify lessons learned and apply across portfolio

  • Earn the ENERGY STAR

  • Earn recognition from BOMA and others for environmental and operational excellence

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Tools and Resources Supporting greatest potential for improvement Improvements in Building Energy Performance

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Building Upgrade Manual greatest potential for improvement

  • Detailed information on:

    • Retrocommissioning

    • Lighting upgrades

    • Heating & cooling upgrades

    • Fan system upgrades

    • Efficient office equipment

    • Building envelope improvements

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Make the Case for Efficiency Investment greatest potential for improvement

  • Visit

    • Click Tools & Resources Library

    • Look under Financial Evaluation

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ENERGY STAR Trainings greatest potential for improvement

  • ENERGY STAR offers free training Webinars led by industry experts:

    • Rating Energy Performance with Portfolio Manager

    • Best Practices to Improve Energy Performance

    • Introduction to the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator

    • Purchasing and Procuring Efficient Equipment


      Calendar of all ENERGY STAR trainings

      Quick Finder link for Training

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Marketing and Communications Resources greatest potential for improvement

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National call to action for building owners and operators greatest potential for improvement

Set at least 10% reduction goal

Benchmark and take action to improve

Meeting this goal would

Save $20 billion a year

Reduce GHG emissions the same amount as taking 30 millionvehicles off the road


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Web Banners greatest potential for improvement

Informational Resources

Co- Brandable Marketing Materials

Challenge Marketing Toolkit

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Recognition Opportunities greatest potential for improvement

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Apply for the ENERGY STAR greatest potential for improvement



Rating 75 to 100

Create and Submit

Building Profile



Engineer Verification

Submit SEP

& Application

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ENERGY STAR Buildings – greatest potential for improvement A Market Differentiator

Commercial Real Estate properties that earn the ENERGY STAR label:

  • Save $.50 sq/ft (on average)

  • Consume 35% less energy


  • Savings persist over time

  • Occupancy/tenant retention is higher

  • Savings leveraged into higher asset value upon disposition

    Kats & Perlman, 2006

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ENERGY STAR Leaders greatest potential for improvement

  • Superior energy management is a leading indicator of overall organizational management

  • ENERGY STAR Leaders recognizes partners that demonstrate superior energy management through organization-wide continuous improvement:

    • Reduce normalized energy use by 10%, 20%, 30% (or more)


    • Achieve a portfolio-wide rating of 75 or higher

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Partner of the Year greatest potential for improvement

ENERGY STAR Annual Awards Ceremony

Organizations are recognized for outstanding performance in reducing energy consumption

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Questions? greatest potential for improvement