Technical reference documents to support benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

These documents present specific details on Natural Resources Canada's analytical results and rating methodology for office buildings and K-12 schools. For background information on the technical approach to developing energy performance ratings, refer to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Technical Reference on the ENERGY STAR Score.

The good news is that despite potential changes in score, the commercial and institutional buildings sector will have access to a more accurate and equitable assessment of building energy performance.

Other technical reference documents:

For additional information, see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Eligibilty criteria for the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score.