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ENERGY STAR Buildings FAQs
Property Types - General
Can I track street lights/traffic lights?
Do you have any tools for laboratories?
How do I account for an atrium?
How do I add a fitness center to my property?
How do I benchmark a single family home?
What changes were made to my ice rink property?
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A Data Center tenant moved in - can I get a score now or do I have to wait a year?
A Data Center tenant moved out - can I get a score now or do I have to wait a year?
A Data Center tenant moved out - how do I remove it from my property?
Are cooling loads accounted for in the Data Center Score?
Can I get a score (and certification) for a Data Center located within a property?
Can I get a score (and certification) if my Data Center is not separately metered?
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When will the Hospital model be updated?
How do I determine the energy use for a property if I have one meter that services multiple buildings?
What counts as an MRI at my hospital?
What is the Licensed Bed Capacity?
How do I determine the occupancy for my hotel?
Is a timeshare condo considered Multifamily Housing or Hotel?
What property type should I use for a hotel, that also includes condos or apartments?
How can ENERGY STAR help me improve my industrial facility?
Can the Automobile Assembly Plant EPI be used for manufacturing medium and heavy weight vehicles?
What has ENERGY STAR done in the industrial sector?
Which manufacturing/industrial plant types can earn ENERGY STAR certification?
I'm using an EPI (or ETT) for my sector, is there any value in also using Portfolio Manager?
Which tool should an industrial plant use to benchmark energy use?
How do I classify a boarding school?
How do I determine "Months in Use" & Occupancy for my K-12 School?
How do I handle the athletic fields for my K-12 school?
How should I enter my high school gymnasium?
Is it low, mid, or high-rise?
Are there any financial incentives for multifamily properties?
Do I include the GFA for a private garage in a townhome/duplex?
Does a loft or mezzanine level count as a separate story?
Fannie Mae reporting requirements?
How do I release data to HUD for my multifamily property’s CNA?
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Mixed Use Buildings
Why is my property classified as "Mixed Use"?
In a multi-use building, does each Property Use have to meet the occupancy requirements?
Is a strip mall a single building or many "single buildings?"
Should stocking hours be included in Weekly Operating Hours?
What kinds of retail properties can receive a score?
What property type should I use for a retail store that includes a grocery store?
How do I enter a self-storage facility?
How do I enter the office that shares the property with my warehouse?
Can wastewater treatment plants get ENERGY STAR Certification?
Minimum flow for Wastewater treatment plant
What information do I need to calculate energy performance metrics for a wastewater treatment plant?
Where do I find energy per flow for a wastewater treatment or water distribution plant?
How do I determine the seating capacity of my worship facility?
How do I enter a worship facility that also includes areas for other activities (e.g. social hall, school)?
How does the Worship Facility score account for energy intensive equipment (eg: AV)?
How does the Worship Facility Score account for high vaulted ceilings?
My property consists of multiple buildings, only one of which is a Worship facility.
What kind of kitchens and refrigerators should be counted in my House of Worship?
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Potential New Scores
Is there a score for museums?
Is EPA developing a score for Automobile Dealerships?
Is there an ENERGY STAR Score for Restaurants?
What is the process to add a new score type to Portfolio Manager?