Energy Star Portfolio Manager: The Unofficial Reference Guide
From LEEDuser and YR&G
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager can be a pain in the neck. Key terms are highly specific and often unfamiliar. Different building types present different complications. The final ENERGY STAR score, though apparently simple, can hide myriad puzzles.
This “unofficial” Reference Guide is designed to be a helpful how-to manual for navigating ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and generating an accurate ENERGY STAR score. While the ENERGY STAR program provides bits and pieces of information about Portfolio Manager in many places, we are not aware of any single document that draws it all together.
The LEEDuser team—including YR&G and BuildingGreen—have written and edited this guide to help the many buildings that are now using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
That is a number that promises to grow, with the use of Portfolio Manager now required by several major cities for commercial properties’ compliance with energy benchmarking and disclosure mandates, such as Austin, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington.