WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced partnerships with 21 companies, federal agencies, and state and local governments to promote the use of DOE's Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (the Asset Score).

The Asset Score, first released in 2014, is a free, web-based software tool that identifies opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a building’s structure and energy-related systems. To date, the Asset Score has been used on 825 commercial and multifamily residential buildings nationwide totaling more than 83 million square feet.

“DOE congratulates each of these partners for their outstanding commitment to energy efficiency and their leadership in demonstrating the value of the Asset Score,” said Dr. Kathleen Hogan, DOE deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency. “As its use in the marketplace continues to grow, the Asset Score will help uncover building energy improvement opportunities that expand national energy efficiency awareness, create American jobs, and reduce utility expenses for businesses nationwide.”

Participants in the Asset Score National Leadership Network committed to either use the Asset Score on 10 buildings, work with DOE to produce a case study, or promote Asset Score usage through educational activities, as well as help guide future improvements to the tool. DOE has committed to provide technical assistance to support these commitments, which will occur throughout 2016.

Participants include: AECOM; Arup; Association of Energy Engineers; CH2M Hill; city of Milwaukee; DNV GL; FS Energy; Ingersoll Rand; JBG Companies; Liberty Property Trust; Marriott International; Marx Okubo; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Performance Systems Development; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; state of Missouri; state of Rhode Island; Steven Winter Associates; Transwestern; U.S. General Services Administration; and YR&G.

DOE also announced the launch of the Asset Score Preview, a new feature within the Asset Score that enables users to conduct simple energy efficiency analysis by entering just a few data points on their building. Asset Score Preview users receive a score range on the Asset Score scale.

For more information, visit DOE’s Asset Score website.

Publication date: 3/3/2016

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