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EPA Launches Online Tool Providing Energy Use Data and Insights from ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®


New web tool shows energy use data from 150,000 commercial and multi-family buildings

WASHINGTON (Oct. 25, 2023) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the launch of a web-based tool that enables users to explore aggregate energy use data from more than 150,000 commercial and multi-family buildings in the United States. The new Data Explorer tool will help building managers unlock potential savings based on the data from ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, the nation’s largest energy benchmarking platform for commercial and multifamily buildings. The Portfolio Manager Data Explorer is the latest in a suite of tools from EPA to help propel the adoption of energy-efficiency practices through market-based information.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our commercial and multifamily buildings is critical to reaching our nation’s ambitious climate goals,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “By providing greater transparency into energy use trends across regions and building types, users will be better equipped to target investment, shape policy, and unlock the untapped savings potential of more than 6 million buildings across the nation.”

With the Portfolio Manager Data Explorer, users can quickly understand how the energy use of buildings in Portfolio Manager varies based on the type of building, where it is located, its size, and a variety of key metrics. Building owners and managers can access more granular comparative metrics to see how their buildings perform against similar buildings in their area, and policymakers can view and download energy use metrics at the local and state level to refine building performance policies.

Data in the Portfolio Manager Data Explorer comes from EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, an online energy measurement and tracking tool that serves as a trusted platform for building owners and managers, energy service and product providers, and building performance policies across the nation. EPA conducted a rigorous process to clean the data, with the final dataset for each year including over 150,000 U.S. properties of all types. To ensure privacy, searching for an individual property is not possible and a query must return six or more properties to show aggregated results.