Presented by EnergyCAP, Inc.
Your job as Energy Manager is challenging. The $5 trillion energy industry is by far the world’s largest, and you’re expected to be an expert in all areas. Here are free tools to make your job easier. They’ll help you: get a handle on your utility bills, obtain ENERGY STAR ratings, compare this year’s heating and cooling degree days with last year’s, calculate your carbon footprint and carbon equivalents, enroll in free energy education classes, and more.Contact Us to suggest a tool
EnergyCAP offers a free 30-day trial of its online Express software. Valuable features to energy managers include utility bill tracking, energy and greenhouse gas analysis, auditing, benchmarking, and reporting. EnergyCAP Express also provides automatic ENERGY STAR ratings, degree day weather comparisons, 100 reports, and a configurable energy dashboard.
Free Building Energy Ratings Portal is a free, easy way for the energy manager to obtain a valuable ENERGY STAR building rating. Just as your refrigerator or PC monitor may carry a familiar blue ENERGY STAR label, so can 14 types of commercial and institutional buildings.
Weather Data Depot provides free degree day reports and degree day forecasts to energy managers. Weather data is from international weather expert AccuWeather®. Weather Data Depot also offers free web links that are personalized to your ZIP code.
BuildingBenchmarks.com is a free website that displays CBECS benchmarking data. CBECS stands for “Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey,” and is compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy for use by energy managers. BuildingBenchmarks.com simplifies the data and displays it immediately.
The energy manager can use the Power Profiler developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine power and grid region based on ZIP code and electric utility. Also compare the fuel mix and air emissions rates of the electricity in your region to the national average, and calculate the air emissions impacts of electricity use in your home or business.
Created by the EPA, this calculator may be useful to energy managers in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reduction targets, or other initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
OnlineConversion.com is a free conversion service with over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions for energy managers.
EnterpriseSmartGrid.org is a vendor-neutral site intended for collaboration among energy managers and others interested in the developing Enterprise Smart Grid market. The content will focus on staying abreast of the market’s latest news, events, case studies, and commentaries.
Great for energy managers to further their education through a free e-learning website, Energy University by Schneider Electric provides the latest information and professional training on Energy Efficiency concepts and best practice.
EnergyDeck is designed to make it simple to track and manage your organisation’s resource consumption, while providing powerful collaborative features that go beyond what’s available in the market today. EnergyDeck operates along four basic steps: Track, Analyse, Learn and Share.
ENERGY STAR connects the energy manager with a broad range of tools and resources to help him or her implement a successful energy management strategy.
This directory provides information on 390 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases, spreadsheets, component and systems analyses, and whole-building energy performance simulation programs.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publishes facts and statistics on energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing and transportation on their Consumption & Efficiency site. EIA manages the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and other energy usage databases. EIA also publishes periodic energy usage trends, forecasts and outlooks for energy managers.
Energy Lens by BizEE offers a free trial to provide simple energy management. It's ideal for facilities managers or energy managers that want quick results from their energy management efforts. Rather than overwhelming you with options, Energy Lens helps you get straight to the activities that bring the biggest, easiest savings.
Through multi-media content and an online community of energy professionals, Noesis offers instant access to experts and information to help users analyze their data, identify initiatives, and implement a plan. While there are already free resources, tools, and advice available from different sources online, Noesis brings them together in one place.
The U.S. Department of Energy offers a free, community-editable utility rate repository. OpenEI users may browse, edit, and add new electric utility rates to OpenEI's repository.
Provided by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the Commercial Energy Calculator provides energy managers with estimates of energy usage and costs based on your inputs. It also presents a comparison of three efficiency levels for each calculation.
The energy manager can learn from BGE how his or her demand for electricity impacts electricity cost. This set of animations, text, and graphics explains the concept of demand and how it affects your monthly bills.
This extensive library from BGE provides energy managers with in-depth information on various commercial energy systems, building design, and energy technologies.