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EPA Partnership Programs

ENERGY STAR®
Helps lodging facilities and restaurants save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. A joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.

Combined Heat & Power Partnership
The CHP Partnership is a voluntary program seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP.

Green Power Partnership
Supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.

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EPA Multimedia Resources

Note: You may need to register to view ENERGY STAR trainings below.

Boston Green Tourism and ENERGY STAR
Hotel: Rating Energy Performance Using the EPA Portfolio Manager

Explore the concept of energy management, discuss the financial and environmental reasons why hotel operators should be paying attention to their energy performance, and demonstrate how to benchmark your hotel using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Also, hear from Jeff Hanulec, Director of Engineering of The Westin Copley Place, who is using Portfolio Manager to track energy, identify opportunities for improvements, and set reduction targets.

ENERGY STAR - Hotel: Rating Energy Performance Using the EPA Portfolio Manager Exit EPA disclaimer
This training teaches you how to use EPA's energy performance rating system within Portfolio Manager to benchmark the energy performance of your hotel property.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Benchmarking Using EPA's Portfolio Manager
This presentation will help viewers learn how to benchmark a facility using Portfolio Manager. At the end of the presentation, viewers will be able to add and edit their Portfolio Manager account, general property information, space use data, and energy meter data as well as view and interpret results.

Bring your Green to Work
Join green guru Danny Seo as he takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of an ENERGY STAR building. Learn what makes a building energy efficient and what you can do to help. (April 22, 2009)

ENERGY STAR Award Winners: Energy Efficiency is Good Business
Join Kathleen Hogan, Director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division, and two ENERGY STAR award winners for a discussion on the benefits energy efficiency can provide businesses and homeowners. Mark Breuker, Director of Energy Consulting at Advantage IQ, and Michael Winka, Director of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' Office of Clean Energy, share their insights on how, through ENERGY STAR, they help businesses and homeowners reduce energy use, save money, and fight global warming.

ENERGY STAR In Your Office
Learn how ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors and other office equipment can save you energy, money, and help protect the environment. Also learn how to get the most energy and money savings from your computer by enabling the power management features on your models. Use this video to help educate your employees and customers!

How to Promote Your Organization's Green Practices with ENERGY STAR
This first-of-its-kind session will show your communications and public affairs staff how to reach out to your customers, employees, tenants, community, and other stakeholders. 75 percent of Americans recognize the ENERGY STAR brand. View this Webinar to learn about: the five key things you need to know about ENERGY STAR; the most popular ways to highlight a partnership with ENERGY STAR; interactive and fun ways to learn about energy: videos, quizzes, checklists, Webinars, fact sheets, and more; free publications to help you spread the word; EPA awards and how your organization can apply and win; and great ideas for getting management, employees, and your community to follow your lead and start saving energy!

Why Benchmark?
This training presents compelling reasons to benchmark your facilities and portfolio, including environmental, financial, and tenant benefits. Learn about misconceptions about benchmarking and methods to overcome common barriers. Who should participate? Property managers, energy managers, engineers, building owners, service and product providers, and organizational leaders interested in committing to benchmarking as part of their strategic energy management plan.

ENERGY STAR Training offers more free online trainings to help you improve the energy performance of your organization.

EPA's Green Power Partnership
05/04/2009 | Blaine Collison, Program Director of EPA's Green Power Partnership, discusses the Partnership, and how you can reduce the environmental impact of your electricity use by buying green power.

Other Federal Resources

Business.gov Energy Efficiency for Restaurants
Provides information on energy-efficiency opportunities, technologies and practices designed specifically for types of facilities.

US Department of Energy - Energy Calculators and Software
Tools and calculators to help building managers make decisions about using energy efficient technologies in your buildings.

US Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program: Commercial Building Initiative (CBI)
Funds research and technology development to reduce commercial building energy use.

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Other Resources

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Exit EPA disclaimer
Develops initiatives for its North American members to promote the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services.

Flex Your Power Best Practices Guides Exit EPA disclaimer
Showcases a number of building strategies that owners and managers can use to save energy and money.

Food Service Technology Center Exit EPA disclaimer
Developed over 35 Standard Test Methods for evaluating commercial kitchen appliance and system performance. Offers educational seminars Exit EPA disclaimer to provides valuable information on a different aspect of energy efficiency in food service operations.

GreenQuest: Your Personal Energy Efficiency Website Exit EPA disclaimer
A free energy information Web site that combines information on energy spending, weather data, greenhouse gas emissions and energy use for your building.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Hospitality Exit EPA disclaimer
Helps New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.

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