ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building owners will be able to take advantage of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to quickly identify and track parts of portfolios that are struggling with energy performance, to compare building performance from year‐to‐year and to benchmark buildings against the rest of the nation, controlling for operations and weather. Many may also discover that parts of portfolios are eligible for recognition and certifications, like ENERGY STAR. The impact on the portfolio will ultimately be determined by the opportunities for increased energy efficiency that each building owner chooses to pursue.
Benchmarking is the process of evaluating the energy performance of a facility relative to key indicators, including the performance of peers and the historic performance of one’s own facility. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager provides a relevant source of comparative energy performance metrics by normalizing energy use of similar facilities by space‐type, floor area, operating hours, climate and other space attributes.