Businesses are constantly looking for more effective ways to manage their expenses. Between payroll, taxes, rent, insurance, and utilities, facility managers have much to coordinate. When it comes to managing utility expenses, businesses have an excellent resource in the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.
What is the EPA?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in the 1970’s with a focus on improving and protecting the environment. The agency quickly set standards for air and water pollution that were enforced in conjunction with the states.
The EPA created Energy Star Portfolio Manager as a tool to track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. This online tool can be used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings. Volumes of valuable information can be found at the EPA website.
How Energy Star Portfolio Manager Works
Using Energy Star Portfolio Manager is simple. After you collect the data for your property, you load the data for one building at a time into the online Portfolio Manager portal. If you are already using Excel spreadsheets to keep track of your data or you have many buildings, you can import your data directly from Excel. Once your properties are in Portfolio Manager, you can add meters or bills, and edit basic information. Portfolio Manager makes tracking your energy a breeze.
How Albireo Energy Can Help
Albireo Energy can make your energy management even easier. Albireo is a professional energy manager that can assist you in tracking and reporting usage, finding energy saving solutions, and making cost-effective energy purchases. We will work with you to collect your data and upload your energy usage information into the Energy Star Portfolio Manager platform. We can also assist you with meeting any mandatory benchmarking requirements. Albireo takes the details out of your hands and ensures that your data is correctly input.
Yes, energy management can be challenging. But we can make it easy. Contact us. Trust Albireo to power your business.