EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager has introduced a new feature to track “Waste and Materials” in addition to Energy and Water, in an effort to streamline sustainability data. 29 types of materials can be tracked (eg: Trash, Mixed Recycling, Paper, Glass, Metal, Compost, E-Waste, Lamps, Donations, Furniture, etc.). In addition, trash is tracked to its … Continue reading ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s New Waste Tracking
As our clients head into the home stretch for NYC Benchmarking under LL84 (note: 2015 data must be filed May 1), we encourage all US clients to take inventory of their waste data to prepare for 2017 filings. This inventory should include identification of all the data points currently collected and the people responsible on both the … Continue reading Alert: Nationwide EPA Waste Benchmarking Coming Soon
Attention property managers. Are you due to file your LL87 (2009) energy audit this year? Are you planning to get an ENERGY STAR certification for your building? If you answered yes to either question, you must begin the process by spring at the latest. Starting this year, you will need to file more extensive documentation … Continue reading Alert: Stricter Enforcement Means Lengthier LL87/ENERGY STAR Process
With the federal government shutdown over, access to the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool is now restored. The deadline to apply for 2013 ENERGY STAR certification has been extended. Commercial buildings now have until Wednesday, December 4 to apply. Read the ENERGY STAR notice here. Access to Great Forest’s Sustainability Metrics platform and Utility … Continue reading Two-Week Extension To Apply For ENERGY STAR Certification
Notification to current Benchmarking clients: UPDATE Oct 17, 2013: The federal government shutdown is over. Access to the EPA’s Energy StarPortfolio Manager or archived data should soon be restored. ## The EPA will not provide access to Energy StarPortfolio Manager or archived data during the federal government shutdown. Message on site: “The federal government is currently … Continue reading UPDATE: Government Shutdown Over – Access to Portfolio Manager to be Restored
Great Forest has become an ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider (SPP) partner. As an SPP partner serving the existing commercial buildings market, we are featured on theMost Active SPPs List in recognition of our success helping clients benchmark buildings in Portfolio Manager and spearheading their efforts to earn the ENERGY STAR.