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30 Point Drop? Go Pick the Low Hanging Fruit!

by Jim Crowder on Mar 7, 2019 12:17:16 PM

 

Understanding Why A Commercial Building’s Energy Star Score Could Drop Almost 30 Points with Little Year over Year Performance Variation

by Jim Crowder on Feb 24, 2019 1:01:35 PM

In the last blog post I reviewed the process EPA used to update its building data set which had become out of date. The 2003 Commercial Building...

How Do You Explain a 30-Point Drop in a Building’s Energy Star Score to Your Customer When Nothing Significant Has Changed Year Over Year?

by Jim Crowder on Feb 21, 2019 12:21:35 PM

If you use Energy Star Portfolio Manager to assess and monitor building energy consumption you are likely seeing some score volatility since the...

How to "benchmark" buildings during a Government shut down

by Jim Crowder on Jan 22, 2019 9:08:49 AM

Wow, we are now 32 days into the government shutdown, meaning we have been without Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) for a month. Ugh. That...

Energy Star Website and Tools Currently Unavailable due to US Government Shutdown

by Jim Crowder on Dec 31, 2018 3:04:32 PM

*Important Notice*

A Faster Way to Benchmark Buildings

by Jim Crowder on Sep 17, 2018 12:12:59 PM

Benchmarking has become universally accepted as a logical and efficient first step in assessing a building’s energy efficiency. For many of our...

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