Friday, August 24, 2012

Environmental Protection Agency Update - Upgrade to Portfolio Manager and Energy Star Buildings Competition

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Please note the following information provided to us by BOMA International.

EPA to Release Upgraded Portfolio Manager Tool

The EPA announced a new and improved Portfolio Manager tool will be released in June 2013, making it easier and more intuitive to use. The upgraded Portfolio Manager will feature enhanced functionality, greater sharing capabilities, and colorful and easy-to-generate reports. Additionally, the revised architecture and data processing capabilities will make the tool faster and will improve data exchange services. For the latest information about the upgrade, visit the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrade webpage.

EPA’s 2012 ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition Launched

In more EPA news, last month, the 2012 ENERGY STAR “National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings” began with more than 3,200 teams competing to be the biggest (energy) loser through energy and water use improvements. With competitors representing more than 30 different types of commercial properties—from office buildings to medical facilities to college dormitories—and hailing from all 50 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia, the battle is bigger than ever this year. Find competing buildings near you and cheer them on by visiting the Battle of the Buildings webpage.

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