Commercial Building Energy Asset Score
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) is developing a commercial building energy asset score (asset score) program to allow building owners and managers to more accurately assess building energy performance. The asset score program will act as a national standard and will include the commercial building energy asset scoring tool (asset scoring tool) to evaluate the physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of buildings. The asset scoring tool will identify cost-effective energy efficient improvements that, if implemented, can reduce energy bills and potentially improve building asset value. View the asset score fact sheet for a brief overview of the program.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Joan Glickman, Program Manager for the commercial building energy asset score program, hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the program, scoring tool, and the recently issued RFI. We invite all interested stakeholders to watch the webinar recording and review the presentation slides. Please submit RFI comments to email@example.com by Monday, March 11, 2013.
Gain Insight Into Your Building Energy Assets
BTO's asset score program will allow for a comparison of as-built energy efficiency between buildings while controlling for differences in building operational choices. It will help commercial building owners and operators gain insight into the efficiency of their building systems and identify potential upgrade areas.
Web-Based Modeling Application
The free asset scoring tool combines a simplified data input application with the powerful EnergyPlus building modeling engine. It helps building owners and managers to disaggregate building energy information and includes a mechanism for identifying energy improvement opportunities. The asset scoring tool is simple to use and a preliminary report documenting your asset score can be quickly obtained with limited knowledge of building energy efficiency.
Join the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Pilot
BTO is looking for commercial building owners, managers, or operators to provide feedback on the development of the asset score program. See the Pilot Program page for details.
Goals and Objectives
The U.S. Department of Energy's goal in undertaking a national asset score program is to facilitate cost-effective investment and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The asset score program will allow building owners to benchmark their buildings against peers and other market players, allowing them to understand the relative efficiency of different buildings. The asset score program will provide a centralized modeling tool that reduces the implementation cost and increases the standardization compared with an approach that requires users to build their own energy models. In other words, building owners do not need to hire an expert energy modeler to perform a preliminary energy analysis and obtain an asset score. The asset scoring tool provides value in the first step of assessing a building by identifying some possible upgrade opportunities.
Support the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score
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