So, what does ENERGY STAR have to do with Encentiv Energy? Encentivizer (Encentiv Energy’s best-in-industry utility rebate intelligence platform) integrates ENERGY STAR’s information so that users can get this data in the rebate calculator. The entire product catalog is in Encentivizer and updated regularly so you will never miss an ENERGY STAR product update or new catalog version. You have confidence that the quotes you are sending out are products with eligible rebates. See more information about the ENERGY STAR list requirements and learn more about their product catalog: https://www.energystar.gov/products.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. It’s a continuously updated resource and they just released their latest lamp specification Version 2.1 as of June 2017 which increased the quality minimums for LED lamps.
ENERGY STAR tools and resources help businesses determine cost-effective approaches to managing energy use in their buildings and plants—enabling the private sector to save energy, increase profits, and strengthen their competitiveness. From commercial properties such as hospitals, schools, and offices, to industrial facilities such as cookie and cracker bakeries and integrated steel mills, thousands of businesses and organizations look to ENERGY STAR for guidance on strategic energy management.
Lighting projects are in many cases available for Midstream rebates. (Midstream rebates are instant rebates available at the point-of-sale through a distributor.) The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® online tool allows you to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It’s used to track energy performance of nearly 500,000 commercial buildings – representing 50% of all commercial floor space across the U.S. You can use it to manage the energy and water use of any building and to benchmark the performance of one building or an entire portfolio. You will need energy bills and some basic information about your building to get started.
Top-performing buildings and plants can earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, which, for certain property types such as commercial real estate, has been shown to command a premium of up to 16 percent for sales prices and rental rates. Learn more about ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
You can also import your portfolio from ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager into Encentivizer Portfolio Awareness and streamline efficiency for multi-site projects that may or may not be located in one utility territory. See which locations offer the highest rebates and prioritize project rollout plans to maximize ROI.
Source Site: https://www.energystar.gov/
By Mike Cham, CTO