Step 1: Set up water meter in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager the usual way . . . In the set up screen, you choose the units: For meters that will have data entered into Energy Stewards, we only accept ccf OR kGal at this time. Portfolio Manager lists the units it is expecting to see in the meter table. Step 2: After set up in ENERGY STAR, you authorize Energy Stewards to map to the meter. The name is passed along to Energy Stewards showing your Portfolio Manager units but this does not dictate the unit choice in Energy Stewards . . . Step 3: [this step is internal to Energy Stewards, not your responsibility!] Energy Stewards administrator approves and maps the meter . . .
Step 4: We can now add data to Energy Stewards; you need to choose the units in your water bill. Recommendation: match what Portfolio Manager is expecting if you want to be able to take advantage of any reports in Portfolio Manager. It is good practice to align the units between Energy Stewards and ENERGY STAR—when we pass data to ENERGY STAR, the database does not check the unit labels . . .
Step 5: Energy Stewards displays graphs of water using gallons (or gallons/sq ft), converting 100 cubic feet and kGal to gallons, as appropriate.