No. EPA does not specify or recommended any particular energy modeling software. However, the energy use model should include all energy sources and consumption necessary to operate the building; including process and non-process loads, systems and equipment energy for the whole building in operation. The outputs should include total estimated annual energy consumption. This information can be entered in Portfolio Manager or Target Finder to receive an ENERGY STAR 1 – 100 score or the percent above the median property.
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