The EPA has launched an online tool aimed at helping building owners and local governments make smart decisions around energy use and performance standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a web-based tool that enables users to explore aggregate energy use data from more than 150,000 commercial and multi-family buildings in the United States. The new Data Explorer tool will help building managers unlock potential savings based on the data from ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, the nation’s largest energy benchmarking platform for commercial and multifamily buildings. The Portfolio Manager Data Explorer is the latest in a suite of tools from EPA to help propel the adoption of energy-efficiency practices through market-based information.
With the Portfolio Manager Data Explorer, users can quickly understand how the energy use of buildings in Portfolio Manager varies based on the type of building, where it is located, its size, and a variety of key metrics. Building owners and managers can access more granular comparative metrics to see how their buildings perform against similar buildings in their area, and policymakers can view and download energy use metrics at the local and state levels to refine building performance policies.