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ENERGY STAR for Schools

Katy Hatcher

ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector


September 2009

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A government-backed, voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy performance by providing energy-efficient solutions for homes, businesses, and institutions.

The national symbol for environmental protection through energy efficiency, recognized by more than 75% of all U.S. households.

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What is ENERGY STAR forCommercial Buildings?

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency energy management program.

  • Offers proven solutions to help building owners and managers reduce energy consumption.

  • Program for new construction and existing buildings.

  • Works in markets with a focus on:

    • Commercial property (offices, retail, hotels)

    • Public sector (government, K-12, higher ed)

    • Healthcare

    • Small business and congregations

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Opportunities in Buildings

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities generate about 50 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

30 percent of energy consumed in commercial and industrial buildings is wasted.

Energy costs represent a typical school district’s second largest operating expense, after salaries—more than the cost of computers and textbooks combined.

Reductions of 10 percent in energy use can be possible with little or no cost.

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K-12 Schools and ENERGY STAR

EPA challenges school districts across the United States to save 30% through ENERGY STAR

Nearly 2,000 K-12 buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR

58 (out of 70 total) school districts have been recognized by EPA for saving 10% to 40% district-wide

More than 16,000 K-12 school facilities have been benchmarked in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager


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Located in Pennsylvania

Across the district’s 17 facilities

More than 6,000 tons of CO2 emissions have been avoided

Electricity use has been reduced by 7.7 million kilowatt hours

More than $2.5 million saved in just 2 years

Council Rock School District

  • ENERGY STAR Leaders Recognition

  • 20% Improvement (2007)

  • 30% Improvement (2007)

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Located in Nashville, NC

29 separate sites

20 ENERGY STAR labeled schools

Portfolio average ENERGY STAR rating over 75

Cost Avoidance Savings -- $3,159,819

KWH Reduction 21,742,044

Nash-Rocky Mount

  • ENERGY STAR Leaders Recognition

  • 10% Improvement (2006)

  • 20% Improvement (2006)

  • Top Performer (2007)

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Located in Wisconsin

Across the district’s 5 facilities

Energy use and cost reduced by 20%

Savings of over $927,000 over 2003 baseline

Average rating over 75; 4 out of 5 earned ENERGY STAR in 2007

Whitefish Bay School District

  • ENERGY STAR Leaders Recognition

  • Top Performer (2008)

  • 20% Improvement (2008)

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Standardized Measurement Enables Energy Efficiency Strategy

Estimate Energy Use at Design

Verify Energy Use in operation

Monitoring progress as organizations manage energy better

Standardized metrics enables strategies, consistency

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  • ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

  • Target Finder – New Buildings

  • Portfolio Manager – Existing Buildings

  • Building Upgrade Manual – How to Improve

  • Lots of wed-based training available

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ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

A roadmap to help partners –

Key Steps:

- Develop tracking, evaluation, and reporting plan

- Establish baselines

- Conduct benchmarking

- Track energy use, emissions, and savings

- Estimate impacts

- Report progress

- Revise program based on results, as appropriate


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Rating System for Buildings

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

Statement of Energy Performance

EPA Rating

Fuel Efficiency


Is 60 MPG high or low for an automobile?

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Space Types Eligible for the 1-100 Performance Rating System



Office Buildings


Medical Office Buildings


Financial Centers

Waste Water

Treatment Plants

Residence Halls




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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  • Free on-line benchmarking tool for all commercial buildings

  • Track energy use

    • Weather normalized source EUI

    • National average comparisons

    • Comparison to custom baselines

    • Energy performance ratings (for selected spaces)

  • Track energy costs, upgrades, and investment cost

  • Track carbon emissions

  • Track water consumption

  • Customized dashboard and data sharing

  • Apply for ENERGY STAR recognition

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Assess Performance for Strategic Energy Management

Identify best opportunities for savings

Track progress over time

Verify savings from upgrade efforts

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1. Identify Best Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Improvements

  • Identify under-performing buildings to target for energy efficiency improvements.

  • Estabish baselines to set goals and measure progress

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2. Track Progress Over Time Improvements

  • Set a baseline and monitor energy efficiency improvements over time

  • View percent improvement in weather-normalized energy use intensity.

  • Track reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Monitor energy and water costs

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3. Verify Savings Results Improvements

  • Provide transparency and accountability to help demonstrate strategic use of capital improvement funding.

  • Quickly and accurately demonstrate savings for an individual building or entire portfolio:

    • Energy use

    • GHG emissions

    • Water use

    • Energy costs

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Portfolio Manager ImprovementsFour Simple Steps

1. Create/edit a Portfolio Manager account

2. Add/edit a property

3. Add/edit a space

4. Add/edit energy meters

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Data for K-12 Schools Improvements


  • Zip Code for weather normalization

    Energy Consumption

  • 12 consecutive months for each source

    Space Type Data

  • Square footage

  • High School (Y/N)

  • Open On Weekends (Y/N)

  • Number of Walk-in Refrigeration Units

  • Number of Months in Operation (Optional)

  • Number of Personal Computers

  • Percent of Floor Area Heated and Cooled

  • Presence of On-Site Cooking Facilities

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Automated Data Options: ABS Improvements

  • Utilities can provide energy data directly into Portfolio Manager

  • Energy Services Companies can host data from Portfolio Manager in their own software for customers

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Utility Supported ABS Improvements

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)

    • Automated Benchmarking Program began in 2007

    • Launched the “More Than a Million” initiative, which was designed to reach building owners and property management firms with fleets of buildings capable of implementing 1 MW of demand savings

    • In 2007 alone, these efforts resulted in more than 900 benchmarked buildings

    • More at

  • Commonwealth Edison

    • Benchmarking support began by providing spreadsheets of energy use data on a regular basis to its customers upon request, which could be used for manual data entry or Upload Template creation.

    • Launched in June 2008, ComEd is now offering its commercial customers ABS data feeds for free.

    • Today, over 230 building managers are benchmarking more than 560 buildings

    • More at

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Advantage IQ Improvements

LPB Energy Consulting

Pacific Gas & Electric  

The E Group

New Energy Technology

Cadence Network (now part of Advantage IQ)

Performance Systems Development

Good Steward Software (EnergyCAP & GreenQuest)


Energy Watchdog

Johnson Controls 


Energy Solve


IBS, Inc

Summit Energy

ABS Providers (as of 6/18/09)

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How to Improve? ImprovementsBuilding Upgrade Manual

Expanded benchmarking guidance, including benefits, options, and best practices

Unique Facility Strategies for K-12 schools, retail stores, hotels/motels, and supermarkets

Updated resources, case studies, and savings data

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Upgrade Manual Contents Improvements

Managing and Planning Upgrade Projects

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Benchmarking

Chapter 3: Investment Analysis

Chapter 4: Financing

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5-Staged Approach for Building Upgrades Improvements

Staged approach for planning upgrades to maximize energy savings:

Retrocommissioning (Chapter 5)

Lighting (Chapter 6)

Supplemental Load Reductions (Chapter 7)

Air Distribution Systems (Chapter 8)

Heating And Cooling Upgrades (Chapter 9)

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For More Information Improvements