U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Commercial Building Energy Asset Score
DOE conducted its first pilot test of the Asset Score in 2012. Findings from that pilot have led to improvements in the overall program and the Asset Scoring Tool. The current program includes the following new features:
- Enhanced Asset Scoring Tool capabilities, including the ability to score complex buildings and the following building types: multifamily, lodging, libraries, court houses and mixed use. Retail, office, schools, and unrefrigerated warehouses were part of the 2012 Pilot and will continue to be included in the 2013 Pilot.
- Improved usability, including clearer input definitions, an enhanced user interface, and the ability for multiple users to edit one building
- Reduced data requirements to generate a simple Asset Score
- New Asset Score Report
The 2013 Pilot aims to provide DOE with a better understanding of the following:
- Time requirements for collecting and entering data, both for simple and advanced Asset Scores
- How energy use intensity (EUI) estimates of a wide range of buildings and building types vary across climates
- Usability of the Asset Scoring Tool
- Usefulness of the Asset Score Report, including the score itself, the recommendations for improvements, and the ratings for different building components
Who Can Participate
Commercial building owners, facility managers, building engineers, energy auditors, and energy consultants all are invited to participate in the 2013 Pilot. State governments, municipalities, and utilities also are welcome to discuss potential involvement.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the 2013 Pilot.
Information for Pilot Participants
Entering Data into the Asset Scoring Tool
The Quick Start Guide provides Pilot Participants an overview on how to enter information into the Asset Scoring Tool. Using the Data Collection Form, collect the required building data during a walk-through assessment of the building. Then use the Quick Start Guide for assistance with entering the various levels of information into the Scoring Tool to produce an Asset Score Report.
DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hosted a series of webinars for interested Pilot Participants to review requirements for participating in the 2013 Pilot and on how to use the Asset Scoring Tool. If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Pilot, or have any questions or comments, please contact email@example.com.
June 17, 2013 3-4pm ET: Pilot Overview
This webinar covers the overall objectives of the 2013 Pilot and the process for pilot participation. Watch the webinar (WMV 33 MB) or download a copy of the presentation.
June 18, 2013 12-1pm ET: Using the Asset Scoring Tool
This webinar focuses on using the Asset Scoring Tool, including an overview of the data collection sheet, the quick reference guide, and other necessary information for using the tool. Watch the webinar (WMV 90 MB) or download a copy of the presentation.
If you are interested in the Application Programming Interface (API) for the Asset Scoring Tool, we invite you to review the presentation slides and webinar recording (WMV 48 MB) from a presentation held on Friday, June 14, 2013.