For example, the United States has established the Humane Slaughter Act of , which requires that an animal be stunned before killing. For other products, use biobased products made from rapidly renewable resources and certified sustainable wood products. Open air stairwells, breezeways, and other similar areas that are not fully-enclosed should not be included in the gross floor area. This may be more than your Staffed Beds, which are those that are set up and ready for use. Hotel properties should be majority-owned by a single entity and have rooms available on a nightly basis.
Paleo Diet Summary Introduction
When the bear eats salmon, the bear is functioning as a tertiary consumer this is because salmon is a secondary consumer, since salmon eat herring that eat zooplankton that eat phytoplankton, that make their own energy from sunlight. Think about how people's place in the food chain varies - often within a single meal. In any food web, energy is lost each time one organism eats another.
Because of this, there have to be many more plants than there are plant-eaters. There are more autotrophs than heterotrophs, and more plant-eaters than meat-eaters. Although there is intense competition between animals, there is also an interdependence. When one species goes extinct, it can affect an entire chain of other species and have unpredictable consequences. Equilibrium As the number of carnivores in a community increases, they eat more and more of the herbivores, decreasing the herbivore population.
It then becomes harder and harder for the carnivores to find herbivores to eat, and the population of carnivores decreases. In this way, the carnivores and herbivores stay in a relatively stable equilibrium, each limiting the other's population. A similar equilibrium exists between plants and plant-eaters.
Picture Prompt of Fish Eating Fish Write a story about the picture of four fish of decreasing size , chasing each other. Picture Prompt of a Lion Chasing Zebras Write a story about a picture of three zebras running away from a lion. Complete the Food Chains Worksheet 1 Circle the organisms that complete the food chains. Or go to the answers. Complete the Food Chains Worksheet 2 Circle the organisms that complete the food chains.
Food Chain Fill in the Arrows Quiz 1 Fill in arrows that trace the flow of energy in four food chains, incuding ones from the ocean, city, prairie, and pond. Food Chain Fill in the Arrows Quiz 2 Fill in arrows that trace the flow of energy in four food chains, incuding ones from the tundra, desert, rainforest, and swamp.
Food Chain Information Plus Questions Worksheet Read the information about food chains then answer the questions about food chains. Food Web Information Plus Questions Worksheet Read the information about food webs then answer the questions about food webs. Food Chain Spelling Word Questions Use the list of food chain spelling words to answer simple questions. Word origin of 'list'. Obsolete a narrow strip or border. US a ridge of earth between two furrows.
Obsolete to edge with, or arrange in, stripes or bands. US to plow ground or plant corn with a lister. Finance to admit a stock, option , etc. US to plow with a lister. Archaic to enlist in the armed forces.
Archaic to be pleasing to; suit. Archaic to wish ; like; choose. Archaic a craving , desire, or inclination. Example sentences containing 'list' These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. The government will published a list setting out which vehicles should be covered by the specialist policies. Times, Sunday Times Banks must ensure that they do not provide services to people on official sanctions lists.
Times, Sunday Times The agency has put together a list of recommendations around legal compliance and cost reduction. Computing Try growing them alongside some of the plants listed below. Times, Sunday Times But a stay makes it extra special and you can both make the most of the extensive wine list this way.
The Sun If you are struggling , the answers are listed below. The Sun There's an extensive wine list for those planning a leisurely lunch. Times, Sunday Times The list does not include keepers, they were the bane of my life so we can keep that list for another time.
The Sun It's listed as one of the models that's a fire risk. The Sun They were then set a list of tasks. Rutherford, Ward Celtic Mythology They both had full lists by the end of the morning. Building recommissioning must have been performed within four years prior to reporting a building as meeting the Guiding Principles. Implement renewable energy generation projects on agency property for agency use, when lifecycle cost effective.
Per the Energy Policy Act of EPAct Section , install building level electricity meters to track and continuously optimize performance. Per the Energy Independence and Security Act EISA , the utility meters must also include natural gas and steam, where natural gas and steam are used. Use no potable irrigation water. Employ strategies that reduce storm water runoff and discharges of polluted water offsite. Per EISA Section , where redevelopment affects site hydrology, use site planning, design, construction, and maintenance strategies to maintain hydrologic conditions during development, or to restore hydrologic conditions following development, to the maximum extent that is technically feasible.
Choose irrigation contractors who are certified through a WaterSense-labeled program. Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. Provide policy and illustrate the use of an appropriate moisture control strategy to prevent building damage, minimize mold contamination, and reduce health risks related to moisture.
For facade renovations, Dew Point analysis and a plan for cleanup or infiltration of moisture into building materials are required.
Choose one of two options to meet additional daylighting and lighting controls performance expectations minimum daylight factor or occupant controlled lighting Guiding Principle 4. Use low emitting materials for building modifications, maintenance, and cleaning. In particular, specify the following materials and products to have low pollutant emissions: Use integrated pest management techniques as appropriate to minimize pesticide usage.
Use EPA-registered pesticides only when needed. Prohibit smoking within the building and within 25 feet of all building entrances, operable windows, and building ventilation intakes. If EPA-designated products meet performance requirements and are available at a reasonable cost, a preference for purchasing them shall be included in all solicitation relevant to construction, operation, maintenance of or use in the building.
EPA's recycled content products designations and recycled content recommendations are available on EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guideline web site at www. For other products, use biobased products made from rapidly renewable resources and certified sustainable wood products. If these designated products meet performance requirements and are available at a reasonable cost, a preference for purchasing them should be included in all solicitations relevant to construction, operation, maintenance of or use in building.
Use products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment over their lifecycle when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. A number of standards and ecolabels are available in the marketplace to assist specifiers in making environmentally preferable decisions.
Provide reuse and recycling services for building occupants, where markets or on-site recycling exist. Provide salvage, reuse and recycling services for waste generated from building operations, maintenance, repair and minor renovations, and discarded furnishings, equipment and property. This could include such things as beverage containers and paper from building occupants, batteries, toner cartridges, outdated computers from an equipment update, and construction materials from a minor renovation.
Eliminate the use of ozone depleting compounds where alternative environmentally preferable products are available, consistent with either the Montreal Protocol and Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments of , or equivalent overall air quality benefits that take into account lifecycle impacts. Portfolio Manager does not automatically populate this date. It is entered by the user. Guiding Principles - Checklist Manager The Checklist Manager is the person who is responsible for the completion of the Sustainable Buildings Checklist for the property.
This person may be any one of your contacts. Guiding Principles - Completion Sustainable Buildings Checklist Completion is the percentage of Guiding Principles required actions that are considered complete. A required action is complete if "Yes" or "Not Applicable" is selected. No — The school does not teach to high school students.
For example, if your school is only teaches to grades 5 and 6, select No. If your property is still in the design phase, this value should reflect the best estimate of conditions that will be in effect when the property is fully operational. Number of Workers, Weekly Operating Hours. These facilities provide acute care services intended to treat patients for short periods of time, including emergency medical care, physician's office services, diagnostic care, ambulatory care, surgical care, and limited specialty services such as rehabilitation and cancer care.
Gross Floor Area GFA should include all space within the building s on the campus including operating rooms, bedrooms, emergency treatment areas, medical offices, exam rooms, laboratories, lobbies, atriums, cafeterias, rest rooms, stairways, corridors connecting buildings, storage areas, and elevator shafts. To be eligible for the Hospital Property Type: However, your property may be eligible under another healthcare property type: No — The property does not contain a laboratory.
Hotel properties should be majority-owned by a single entity and have rooms available on a nightly basis. Condominiums or Time Shares should select the Multifamily Housing property use. You can select from the following options: Less than 15 Hours Hours 20 Hours or more If your property is in the design phase, use your best estimate for the intended conditions when the property is fully operational.
Larger facilities primarily serving professional or collegiate functions and with significant spectator seating above 5, seats should be entered as Indoor Arena. No — The property does not host any ice events. Indoor Arena Indoor Arena refers to enclosed structures used for professional or collegiate sports and entertainment events. Examples of events held in indoor arenas include basketball and hockey games, circus performances, and concerts.
Indoor Arenas usually have capacities of 5, seats or more and are often characterized by multiple concourses and concession areas. This value is entered along with an upgrade so that you can track your cumulative investment and compare this with your energy savings. At the property level, this investment value is summed across all individual energy projects that have been entered. Irrigated Area Irrigated area is the amount of outdoor vegetated area that is supplied water regularly, measured in square feet, square meters, or acres.
If you have vegetated areas that were specifically xeriscaped to require no water at all, these may be included in your total. Irrigated area is not required and it is not used in the calculation any of your energy metrics. However, it is required for the Water Score for Multifamily properties. Irrigated Area was defaulted to "0" for all multifamily properties in Aug All property types can use irrigated area to help manage your outdoor water use, by tracking your outdoor water per square foot of irrigation.
If your property is in the design phase, use your best estimate for the intended irrigated area when the property is fully operational. A required action cannot be deemed inapplicable because of difficulty or cost, unless otherwise stated in the Guiding Principles text. Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s , including classrooms, administrative space, conference rooms, kitchens used by staff, lobbies, cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, laboratory classrooms, portable classrooms, greenhouses, stairways, atriums, elevator shafts, small landscaping sheds, and storage areas.
Back to Top L Laboratory Laboratory refers to buildings that provide controlled conditions in which scientific research, measurement, and experiments are performed or practical science is taught. Language Preference Language preference is the language either English or French that displays throughout Portfolio Manager and also the language in which you want all communications from Portfolio Manager. When selecting these contacts, you may be asked for their language preference.
Changes that will trigger this to be updated include: Sharing, transferring, and reporting, does not trigger an update to this field. Full list of what triggers an update. There are separate metrics that track the last modified date for your energy, water, and waste meters, however this metric for the property includes edits to your energy, water, and waste meters. If the last edit to your property was to add an electricity bill, then the "Last Modified Date - Property" will be the same as the "Last Modified Date - Electric Meters.
There are separate metrics that track the last modified date for your energy, water, and waste meters, however this metric for the property includes edits to all energy, water, and waste meters.
If the last edit to your property was to add an electricity bill, then the "Last Modified Date - Property" will be the same as the "Last Modified Date - Electric Meters". This includes display-type refrigerated open or closed cases and cabinets as well as display-type freezer units typically found on a sales floor.
Include cases located inside and immediately adjacent to the building. These units may be portable or permanent, and may have doors, plastic strips, or other flexible cover. There are two different letters depending on the type of building owner: Licensed Bed Capacity Licensed Bed Capacity is the total number of beds that your hospital is licensed to have in operation.
This may be more than your Staffed Beds, which are those that are set up and ready for use. Eng or Registered Architect. Eng is an engineer who is registered or licensed within certain jurisdictions usually a state to offer professional engineering services directly to the public. A Registered Architect is an architect who is registered or licensed within a certain jurisdiction usually a state to offer professional architectural design services directly to the public.
Lifestyle Center Lifestyle Center refers to a mixed use commercial development that includes retail stores and leisure amenities, where individual retail stores typically contain an entrance accessible from the outside and are not connected by internal walkways. Lifestyle centers have an open air design, unlike traditional enclosed malls, and often include landscaped pedestrian areas, as well as streets and vehicle parking.
Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s , including retail stores, offices, food courts, restaurants, residential areas, storage areas, staff break rooms, walkways, stairwells, and mechanical areas. Do not include any exterior spaces such as pedestrian walkways or vehicle parking areas. Live Environment See Web Services. Location of Pool Location of Pool indicates whether your swimming pool is located indoor or outdoor.
Post Offices, in addition to private retailers that offer priority mail services and mailing supplies. Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s , including retail counters, administrative space, kitchens used by staff, lobbies, conference rooms, storage areas, stairways, and mechanical rooms. Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s at the plant, including production areas, offices, conference rooms, employee break rooms, storage areas, mechanical rooms, stairways, and elevator shafts.
Maximum Number of Floors The Maximum Number of Floors refers to the number of floors in the tallest building at the property. Maximum Resident Capacity The Maximum Resident Capacity is the licensed capacity for the total number of residents that the property was designed to house.
Medical Office Medical Office refers to buildings used to provide diagnosis and treatment for medical, dental, or psychiatric outpatient care. Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s including offices, exam rooms, laboratories, lobbies, atriums, conference rooms and auditoriums, employee break rooms and kitchens, rest rooms, elevator shafts, stairways, mechanical rooms, and storage areas.
If you have restaurants, retail pharmacy , or services dry cleaners within the Medical Office, you should most likely include this square footage and energy in the Medical Office Property Use. There are 4 exceptions to this rule when you should create a separate Property Use: Metered Areas Metered Areas is a designation of what areas within your building are covered by your energy and water meters.
You may choose from the following options: Total energy or water consumption for the whole building Consumption for tenant areas only Consumption for common areas only Consumption for a combination of tenant and common areas, where you select all of the following which apply: You should use this option if you do not think any of the above apply for your property, for example maybe your meters may include a cell phone tower that is unrelated to your operation Note that this designation is set separately for energy, water, and waste meters.
For example, your water meters may reflect the total water consumption at your property, but your energy meters may cover common areas only.
Metric Year A Metric Year is a month period starting on the first day of one month, and ending 12 months later on the last day of that month ex: All metrics in Portfolio Manager are calculated based on 12 full calendar months of data. The month period associated with a given metric is often represented by the Year Ending Date which is the last day of the month period. There are three particular Metric Years of interest for a property: Baseline Year is the month period used as a historic point of comparison.
Portfolio Manager will default your Baseline Year to the first month period for which you have data. You can change it on the Goals tab. You can also set a different baseline date for energy and for water. Current Year is the most current month period for which you have 12 full months of data.
For example, if you update your bills every month, then your Current Year will always be the months ending with most recent month that you entered your bills. A different Current Year is determined for energy and water, based on the most current meter data. For example, if you are running a report, you can select any month period to view metrics. Months Main Indoor Ice Rink in Use Number of months per year when the main indoor ice rink s used for indoor hockey, ringette, public or figure skating is present.
The main indoor ice rink refers to the ice rink with the maximum months of use. Movie Theater Movie theater refers to buildings used for public or private film screenings. Multifamily Housing Multifamily Housing refers to residential properties that contain two or more residential living units. Gross Floor Area GFA should include all buildings that are part of the multifamily property, including any separate management offices or other buildings that may not contain living units.
Gross Floor Area should include all fully-enclosed space within the outside surfaces of the exterior walls of the building s including living space in each unit including occupied and unoccupied units , interior common areas e.
Open air stairwells, breezeways, and other similar areas that are not fully-enclosed should not be included in the GFA. It represents the middle of the national population. The exact way the median is determined depends on your property: This means the median is normalized to account for weather and business activity, telling you what a median building with your activities would consume.
These values can be found in the Table of National Median values. Non-Refrigerated Warehouse Non-Refrigerated Warehouse refers to unrefrigerated buildings that are used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise or raw materials. Gross Floor Area should include all space within the building s , including the main storage rooms, administrative office offices, lobbies, stairways, restrooms, equipment storage areas, and elevator shafts.
Notes Notes is a free text field in which you may enter any remarks or details about property. Number of Bedrooms The Number of Bedrooms should reflect the total number of bedrooms located in each individual apartment unit at the property. For example, if you have apartments broken out as follows, your Number of Bedrooms would be You have chosen to cancel.
If you continue, all of the work you have performed will be lost. Are you sure you want to continue? Adult Education refers to buildings used primarily for providing adult students with continuing education, workforce development, or professional development outside of the college or university setting.
This alert will flag any properties missing the required IT Meter. A "full month" includes the first and last days of that month. If your bills run from mid-month to mid-month, you will need 13 bills to equal "12 full calendar months. Office, Retail, K School. You can create one at the top of the Details tab. Ambulatory Surgery Centers refers to health care facilities that provide same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.
Amount of Laundry Processed Onsite Annually. The Amount of Laundry Processed Onsite Annually is the total quantity of laundry that is processed every year. The quantity is expressed as a weight e. You should include all laundry processed, including laundry processed on behalf of other businesses e. Approximate Pool Size is the size of either indoor or outdoor heated swimming pools. Aquarium refers to buildings used to provide aquatic habitat primarily to live animals and which may include public or private viewing areas and educational programs.
Automobile Dealership refers to buildings used for the sale of new or used cars and light trucks. The concentration should be an average concentration, estimated over a month period. BOD is the measure of the amount of oxygen required by bacteria for stabilizing material that can be decomposed under aerobic conditions. BOD5 is a commonly used determinant of the organic strength of a waste, recording the oxygen demand over a five-day period. BOD5 is a commonly used determinant of the organic strength of a waste, recording the oxygen demand over a five day period.
The Average Number of Residents is the average number of residents that occupied the property for the previous 12 months. Residents should only include those who live at the property, and should not include any employees or any visitors. Avoided Emissions and Net Emissions provide two related characterizations of the emissions benefit associated with green power. This is the avoided emissions effectively resulting from your onsite system. This is the avoided emissions effectively resulting from a green power purchase from your utility or independent supplier.
In this case, the avoided emissions associated with your green power originate from offsite sources, not your onsite system. Under standard GHG accounting protocol, your first step is always to compute your starting emissions inventory. This inventory will count electricity consumption from onsite systems as having zero emissions and will count electricity consumption of utility green power purchases as having the same emissions as non-green power i.
This inventory is your basic starting point. Then, you have a separate line item to account for your Offsite Avoided Emissions. Bank Branch refers to a commercial banking outlet that offers banking services to walk-in customers.
Barracks refers to residential buildings associated with military facilities or educational institutions which offer multiple accommodations for long-term residents.
Basic Property Information includes the property name, address, gross floor area, Property IDs, and federal data if applicable. Bowling alley refers to buildings used for public or private, recreational or professional bowling. A campus is a collection of two or more buildings that function as a single property. They are generally owned and operated by the same party. For other property types that exist as a campus such as an office park made up of multiple office buildings, or a lot containing several warehouses , each individual building must be benchmarked and certified individually.
This may require sub-metering if multiple buildings share an energy meter. Casino refers to buildings primarily used to conduct gambling activities including both electronic and live table games. You can select the pre- and post- periods you would like to compare.
As a staring default Portfolio Manager will set these periods according to your date of completion. For example, if you have an project with a completion date of March 15, , then your change will compare the EUI for the 12 months before the implementation date of your project March to February to the 12 months after your project April to March We do not attempt to estimate the effect of a single energy project controlling for all other changes. This includes public and private colleges and universities.
Completely Enclosed Parking Garage is the total area of a parking structure that is completely enclosed on all four sides and has a roof. This includes an underground parking structure or a fully enclosed structure on the first few stories of a building. Computer Lab is entered as either Yes or No.
Typically, such spaces are separated by walls and doors and have their own temperature and humidity control. After they accept your connection request, they will show up on your list of connected contacts. Construction Status indicates whether your property is: You can change the construction status on the Details tab, under Basic Information. In most cases, this is the person who submits the application online. This person must be in your Contacts Book, but does not necessarily have to have a Portfolio Manager account.
If your property is managed internally by the property owner, this field will not be applicable. Convenience Store with Gas Station refers to buildings that are co-located with gas stations and are used for the sale of a limited range of items such as groceries, toiletries, newspapers, soft drinks, tobacco products, and other everyday items. Convenience Store with Gas Station may include space for vehicle servicing and repair.
Convenience Store without Gas Station. Convenience Store without Gas Station refers to buildings used for the sale of a limited range of items such as groceries, toiletries, newspapers, soft drinks, tobacco products, and other everyday items, which are not co-located with a gas station.
Convention center refers to buildings used primarily for large conferences, exhibitions, and similar events. Convention centers may include a diverse variety of spaces, including large exhibition halls, meeting rooms, and concession stands. Loading dock areas located outside the walls of the building should not be included in the gross square footage.
Cooking Facilities is entered as either Yes or No. This may include restaurants and cafeterias. Cooling Equipment Redundancy describes the redundant capacity of the cooling equipment in a Data Center. Redundant cooling equipment is typically required in a Data Center to have backup cooling in case of a cooling equipment failure not a power outage.
The specific level of redundancy will depend on your particular Data Center. Courthouse refers to buildings used for federal, state, or local courts, and associated administrative office space. Portfolio Manager does not currently assign a Currency Type. You should enter the same Currency Type for all of your properties to allow for comparison.
As a future enhancement, Portfolio Manager may add a field to specify a Currency Type of either Canadian Dollars or US Dollars, on a property-by-property basis for all of its all financial indicators e.
Portfolio Manager does not convert between currencies. Custom Access allows you to select more granular permissions for each group of information Property, Meters, Goals, and Recognition. If you are sharing a property with multiple meters, you can even select different permissions for each meter. By default, all selections are set to "Read Only. However, all metrics for the property are still accessible via Reporting.
Data Center refers to buildings specifically designed and equipped to meet the needs of high density computing equipment, such as server racks, used for data storage and processing. Typically these facilities require dedicated uninterruptible power supplies and cooling systems. When a data center is located within a larger building, it will usually have its own power and cooling systems, and require a constant power load of 75 kW or more.
Data Center is intended for sophisticated computing and server functions; it should not be used to represent a server closet or computer training area. When a data center is located within a larger building, include only the spaces that are uniquely associated with the data center in the gross floor area.
For example, do not include spaces shared by the data center and other tenants, such as break rooms or hallways. Estimates are applied to all data centers in Canada. IT Energy is the amount of energy required by the server racks, storage silos, and other IT equipment in the Data Center. Monthly measurements are recommended, on schedule with utility readings, if possible. However, you may track IT energy at the other measurement locations for your own purposes. In the following circumstances only, EPA will permit alternate measurement approaches based on the IT configuration: Two options are permitted: It is computed as the total annual source energy divided by the annual IT source energy.
A typical PUE value is about 2. The default values are derived from the sample population that was used to create each score. However, you should always go back and enter the actual values for your property to obtain the most accurate score. For more information on default values, see our Default Values Technical Reference.
Degree days measure the amount of heating or cooling necessary at your property. Degree days are measured relative to a base of 65oF. Above 65oF it is assumed that your property will need to have cooling and below 65oF it is assumed that your property will need to have heating. For example, if you have a day on which the temperature is 55oF degrees, that day is worth 10 Heating Degree Days because it is 10 degrees below 65oF. For example, if you have a day on which the temperature is 80oF degrees, that day is worth 15 Cooling Degree Days because it is 15 degrees above 65oF.
We will correspond with this person if there are any issues with the application. Dining Hall is entered as either Yes or No. This may include bakeries, lunch counters, restaurants, or other commercial food service activities. Distribution Center refers to unrefrigerated buildings that are used for the temporary storage and redistribution of goods, manufactured products, merchandise or raw materials.
Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution refers to facilities designed to pump and distribute drinking water through a network of pipes. Depending on the water source ground water, surface water, purchased water , a water utility may or may not contain a treatment process. In the action menu for each property, you will find two ways to change your data: Making an edit in the History Log will correct the value, but there will not be a record of this change saved in Portfolio Manager. Your energy use intensity can be affected by these changes.
Electric Demand is the rate of using electricity. For most commercial buildings, demand is measured in kilowatts kW. The utility then recoups these costs by billing you based on your highest measured demand, and when that demand occurs relative to when the utility experiences peak demand on their system.
You should be able to find this rate, measured by kW, on your electric bill. Your bill may have a single value for demand cost, or you may have to add individual demand costs and tariffs explicitly related to electric demand. Demand costs should be a subset of your total electricity cost. It is not a cumulative number. This is only important if you have multiple electric meters tracking demand because you can only get one Annual Maximum Demand per property.
Unlike the other demand metrics, cost is a cumulative number. Demand costs are a subset of total electricity costs. The Electric Emissions Rate conveys the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent CO2e emissions associated with your electricity consumption, in kilograms per MBtu.
Electric Emissions Rate are based on one of the following: In Canada, the Regional Power Grid is based on your province. The EDU is the company responsible for maintaining the utility lines and the electric distribution to the property. This means that a property may contract with Company A to provide the power supply energy from the power plant , while Company B will continue to provide the electric distribution Company B is the EDU. To determine the Electric Emissions rate in Portfolio Manager, it is important to know the physical location of your building on the grid.
Please note that this is highly atypical. It is only relevant if there is an explicit power purchasing agreement between the property and the power plant. This is rare for commercial properties, but can occur for a property with high energy use situated near to a plant e.
This is a subset of the Gross Floor Area that reflects only areas that are fully enclosed, which may include offices, storage areas, restaurants, and maintenance rooms. The energy cost is the annual cost associated with the selected 12 month time period for a property or building.
Energy cost is available for each individual energy type and also as an aggregated value across all energy types. The Energy Rate is the price of energy per unit. For example, the electricity rate might be 11 cents per kilo-watt hour. Energy Service Providers are companies that offer energy services and products to help you improve the energy efficiency of your property.
The date of your certification is based on the date when your application is approved. If your property is not eligible, this column will list a reason. Common reasons for not being eligible include: If your property has not earned certification, no value will display here. For example, if your last certification was for the year ending July 31, , your Date Next Eligible is June 30, Please note that if your property has not earned certification, no value will display here.
This is the person who people would contact with questions about the property. Eng or a Registered Architect is required. For more information, see the glossary term for Licensed Professional. What this means is that buildings from around the country, with different operating parameters and subject to different weather patterns, can be compared side-by-side in order to see how they stack up in terms of energy performance.
The specific factors that are included in this normalization Hours, Workers, Climate, etc will depend on the property type. A score of 50 indicates that a building is performing at the national median, taking into account its size, location, and operating parameters. Properties in the US are compared to the national population of properties in the US.
Similarly, properties in Canada are compared to the national population of properties in Canada. Therefore, properties located in other countries will be compared to the US national population, by default. Energy Use by Type is a summary of the annual consumption of an individual type of energy e. Annual totals are available for every energy type in Portfolio Manager: You can choose from two different setting for the Units you see throughout Portfolio Manager: Standard metric units include square meters for area, joules for energy, kilograms and Metric Tons for emissions, and cubic meters for volumes.
However, for a few key performance metrics related to emissions, EPA recommends metric units for consistency with common business practices and global protocol. Enrollment is the total student enrollment for the year i. When entering bills, you can mark entries as an "Estimation" if you've entered any estimated meter entries for energy, water, or waste. A property design does not have any actual energy data, therefore, you need to estimate the property's energy use for metric calculations.
Estimated Savings from Energy Projects. Estimated Savings from Energy Projects is anticipated savings that you estimate for your energy projects. This is a value you will calculate through either engineered assumptions or energy modeling.
This value is entered at the start of an project so that you can track actual performance before and after the upgrade. When computed at the property level, this metric will sum the Estimated Savings from Energy Project across all individual projects that you have entered for the property.
It is the energy use per square foot at a property energy divided by square foot. EUI enables you to compare different sized buildings. You will be able to specify specific permissions regarding whether the organization will be able to view or modify property, building, and meter level information. When sharing to exchange data, you may also be required to provide additional information to the organization so that they can process your request to exchange data with Portfolio Manager.