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Sustainable Dashboard tool adds Energy Star integration
The Sustainability Dashboard, a tool that measures and monitors six key performance indicators - energy, water, waste, transportation, products such as cleaning products, and human resources, to help users monitor and report efficiency improvements, now adds a new programme, 'Energy Star Integration Assistance' so that the data from the Sustainability Dashboard can be easily transferred into Energy Star's Portfolio Manager.
The Energy Star Portfolio Manager is an online tool. The goals of both programmes are similar: to reduce consumption and enhance efficiencies along with helping facilities reduce operating costs.
"We want the Dashboard to be a complete data partner for our customers with Energy Star," says Stephen Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools.
"Our Energy Star Integration Assistance programme works seamlessly with the Energy Star Portfolio Manager and helps our customers update energy and water data on a monthly basis."
Additionally, the integration programme helps users track and monitor their Energy Star score for all their buildings. This score helps building owners and managers understand how their buildings are performing when it comes to KPIs, as measured against other similar buildings nationwide.
For instance, a score of 50 suggests only median performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates that a building is a top performer when it comes to reducing consumption and that it may be eligible for the North American Energy Star certification.
This information is tracked by the Dashboard, which also provides historical data as well as an energy performance rating for one or several facilities.
"The end result is that not only will facilities be able to reduce operating costs, but it allows building owners to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to complying with energy efficiency and evolving energy and consumption-related regulations," says Stephen Ashkin. "Together, these systems help facilities run more efficiently and protect natural resources and the environment."
22nd September 2016