he Louisville Energy Alliance has partnered with Louisville Metro Government, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program to connect businesses with an abundance of tools and information to help reduce energy consumption.
Kentucky Energy Generation and Usage
The Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet's Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) gave a presentation on March 22, 2017, at the Kilowatt Crackdown Awards Luncheon. The presentation covered the change in fuels used to generate electricity over time in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a time analysis of electricity consumption by sector, commercial energy expenditures, various resources to assist commercial entities with energy savings, and more.
Download the presentation here.
Energy Efficiency Technical Resource
The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) is pleased to partner with the Louisville Office of Sustainability to encourage energy efficiency in Louisville through the ENERGY STAR Certification Program. Based at the University of Louisville, KPPC provides technical assistance to business and industry throughout Kentucky focused on environmental sustainability. KPPC services are confidential, non-regulatory, and provided at no-cost to companies in Kentucky. To leverage the training being provided by the Louisville Office of Sustainability, KPPC is available to assist Kentucky companies with identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiency and the resulting ENERGY STAR certification.
ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager Tool helps energy managers and building owners track and evaluate their facility’s energy and water consumption over time. Viewing consumption data in this format helps building owners find inefficiencies that need to be fixed and see the results of energy-saving efforts. Using Portfolio Manager is the first step towards achieving ENERGY STAR Certification.
ENERGY STAR’s Target Finder helps building owners and designers estimate the energy consumption of a new commercial building design. Users can also select a goal — either an Energy Star score or an energy reduction target — and Target Finder will tell you what annual energy use to aim for to reach your goal.
Energy Star Certification
Facilities that perform in the top 25% of peer building types, receiving a minimum score of 75/100, are eligible to receive ENERGY STAR Certification – a recognition program for commercial and industrial structures.
Become an ENERGY STAR Partner
Louisville Metro Government is a proud partner of ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) program that helps save energy and money with tested and proven energy-efficient products and practices. Through ENERGY STAR, EPA delivers no-cost tools and resources to help businesses and organizations reduce energy use, save money and help fight global climate change. Join for free, today!
Join the Kentucky Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The Kentucky USGBC Chapter (KY USGBC) began in 2003 and has a firm foundation of support for promoting and encouraging environmentally sound design and building practices. The Chapter is making a positive impact on our state and regional environment by accelerating the adoption of green building and neighborhood development practices, technologies, policies and standards. Membership offers discounted pricing on KY USGBC education programs and opportunities to learn from, and network with, stakeholders focused on advancing sustainably
“ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager utility monitoring program is an excellent tool for managers to evaluate the effectiveness of their conservation efforts. Whether a property is new to benchmarking or a veteran, ENERGY STAR provides a basis to compare your property’s performance with other similar buildings and the best part is there is zero cost to the user.”
Watch videos about Portfolio Manager’s basic functionality
Download PDF’s and Watch Videos on how to use Portfolio Manager
Sign up for live Portfolio Manager and ENERGY STAR webinars
Watch a recorded Portfolio Manager or ENERGY STAR webinar
More ENERGY STAR Resources