Category Archives: ENERGY STAR®

Learn More About Energy Management — Great Series of Free Webinars

Our partner at EPA ENERGY STAR® has an excellent series of webinars — both upcoming and recorded past ones — that cover a wide range of energy management issues and opportunities. Our Energy Stewards® web platform is tightly integrated with ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrades Welcome — And a Year Away

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is in the midst of a helpful, complex update, both in what you will see on the surface of the web platform and what powers it all “under the hood.” The result, due to be launched … Continue reading

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12-Month Moving Total Highlights Change Over Time

The CO2 chart in an Energy Stewards building detail page is taken from the ENERGY STAR system and in fact is a 12-MONTH MOVING TOTAL (that is, an ANNUAL emissions number). Thus, the CO2 plot on DETAILS page aligns perfectly … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR Ratings: The numbers behind the 1-100 scale

We recently posted a description of the ways Energy Stewards® uses the ENERGY STAR® ratings.   In this post, we’ll give a bit of background on the 1-100 scale–where it comes from and how it gets updated. The 1-100 scale is … Continue reading

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ENERGY STAR ratings, month by month

Energy Stewards® creates summary graphs and tables from your building’s monthly energy use data.  These monthly values, shared with the ENERGY STAR system, are the starting point in understanding the energy performance of your building. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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CO2 Accounting in Energy Stewards

Energy Stewards® reports annual carbon dioxide (CO2) associated with your building’s use of energy.   Where do the numbers come from and how good are they? Energy Stewards uses the ENERGY STAR calculations for CO2 emissions.  In this post, we’ll touch … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Water Use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which runs the ENERGY STAR® system, cares about water.   The EPA water portal, WaterSense, gives practical advice to help businesses and homeowners use water more intelligently. While there is not yet a national benchmarking … Continue reading

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New Lights in Old Fixtures

Philips Lighting has a line of LED lights called EnduraLEDs that replace incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps.  The model A19 also won the U.S. Department of Energy’s L Prize for innovative energy-saving lamps and is ENERGY STAR® labeled. Long … Continue reading

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EPA Announces Change to Hospital Portfolio Manager Rating

As most of you know, Energy Stewards™ ties to ENERGY STAR®’s Portfolio Manager.   When Portfolio Manager changes, so does Energy Stewards. After many months of study and work, assisted by the American Society for Hospital Engineers (ASHE), ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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2011 National Building Competition–City of Madison Takes Part

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the West Side Streets Department facility and the Larry D. Nelson Engineering facility, owned by the City of Madison, have both been selected to participate in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR National … Continue reading

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