EnergyCAP & Energy Star

 

ENERGY STAR Benchmarking

EnergyCAP, Inc. is a five-time winner of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award—the only software company to be so honored.

EnergyCAP software provides a software interface for automated submission of building energy data to ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager. Through the interface, ENERGY STAR returns energy use information and an ENERGY STAR building rating for energy efficiency that can be used to achieve certification status. The interface alleviates the need to double-enter data into EnergyCAP and into Portfolio Manager, and makes it easy to satisfy benchmarking legislation requirements.

An ENERGY STAR Building Rating:

  • Demonstrates your commitment to best practices in building operations and maintenance
  • Satisfies emerging legislative mandates
  • Provides a respected and impartial assessment of performance
  • Increases the value of building and leased spaces
  • Helps enlist the support and participation of building occupants
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Greenhouse Gas Tracking

Utility bills provide the necessary energy data to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) Scope 2 indirect emissions. EnergyCAP can automatically calculate your organization carbon footprint using energy efficiency software, and report on GHG emissions resulting from energy use. You can also track any Scope 1 direct emissions, and EnergyCAP can provide a comprehensive GHG reporting framework to satisfy legislative and policy mandates.

Once you have selected Scope 2 emissions factors, you will be able to report GHG emissions associated with your utilities via standard reports, trend charts and PowerViews at any level of your organization. Emissions data can be segmented by GHG Category, Type, and Commodity. EPA’s eGRID GHG conversion factors are provided with a current EnergyCAP Maintenance Agreement (ECMA), or factors can be entered manually or imported from a source of your choosing.

Source: The Climate Registry, General Reporting Protocol for the Voluntary Reporting Program (March 2008), Table 12.1.

NOTE: the source description from Table 12.1 is as follows: U.S. EPA, Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005 (2007), Annex 2.1, Tables A-31, A-32, A-35, and A-36, except: Heat Content factors for Unspecified Coal (by sector), Naphtha (<401 deg. F), and Other Oil (>401 deg. F) (from U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review 2006 (2007), Tables A-1 and A-5) and Carbon Content and Heat Content factors for Coke and LPG (from EPA Climate Leaders, Stationary Combustion Guidance (2007), Table B-1). A fraction oxidized value of 1.00 is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006). Note: Default CO2 emission factors (per unit energy) are calculated as: Carbon Content × Fraction Oxidized × 44/12. Default CO2 emission factors (per unit mass or volume) are calculated using Equation 12d: Heat Content × Carbon Content × Fraction Oxidized × 44/12 × Conversion Factor (if applicable). Heat content factors are based on higher heating values (HHV).

GHG Sample
Emissions Factors

Purchased Electricity

Natural Gas

(assuming an average heat content of 1,029 Btu / CF)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / MMBtu
  • 116.98
  • lb CO2 / DK Therm
  • 116.98
  • lb CO2 / Therm
  • 11.70
  • lb CO2 / CCF
  • 12.04
  • lb CO2 / MCF
  • 120.37

#2 Heating Oil

(assuming an average heat content of 5.825 MMBtu / Barrel)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / Gallon
  • 22.38

Propane

(assuming an average heat content of 3.824 MMBtu / Barrel)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / Gallon
  • 12.65

Coal

(assuming an average heat content of 22.05 MMBtu / Short ton)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 /Short ton
  • 4,634.71
An ENERGY STAR building rating

 

"Our goal is to enter energy data—one time only. We can focus our efforts on correctly entering and auditing our energy data on one sole platform, and save ourselves the manpower expense of having to re-enter the information again for other systems, such as our Sustainability Metrics platform used by our executive staff, and the EPA Portfolio Manager website, which we use to compare our performance to our colleagues and competitors who operate similar building types.”
Joyce S. Mihalik, Director of Energy Management | Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

GHG Sample
Emissions Factors

Purchased Electricity

Natural Gas

(assuming an average heat content of 1,029 Btu / CF)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / MMBtu
  • 116.98
  • lb CO2 / DK Therm
  • 116.98
  • lb CO2 / Therm
  • 11.70
  • lb CO2 / CCF
  • 12.04
  • lb CO2 / MCF
  • 120.37

#2 Heating Oil

(assuming an average heat content of 5.825 MMBtu / Barrel)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / Gallon
  • 22.38

Propane

(assuming an average heat content of 3.824 MMBtu / Barrel)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 / Gallon
  • 12.65

Coal

(assuming an average heat content of 22.05 MMBtu / Short ton)

CO2 Emission Factors

  • lb CO2 /Short ton
  • 4,634.71

Energy Dashboard

EnergyCAP provides a series of dashboard widgets that can be customized by each user to display the performance charts and graphs most relevant to his/her job responsibilities. Select and display configurable performance charts and graphs right on your home page for the browser version.

EnergyCAP's customizable Energy Dashboard

 a series of dashboard widgets that can be customized by each user to display the performance charts and graphs most relevant

EnergyCAP's Exclusive PowerViews

PowerViews are exclusive EnergyCAP presentment features that place the most important energy data at your fingertips

PowerViews™

PowerViews are exclusive EnergyCAP presentment features that place the most important energy data at your fingertips in the form of accessible charts and graphs. PowerViews are provided with their accompanying data tables, and are automatically displayed and dynamically updated. Chart and table data can be copied to the Windows® Clipboard with a mouse click, and then pasted into other applications for external reporting.

The PowerViews located throughout EnergyCAP provide a snapshot of cost, unit cost, and consumption for any meter, building, or department of your organization. This type of presentation enables you to quickly spot energy issues, trends, and savings possibilities.

 

Project Tracking

Project tracking features in EnergyCAP help you report the energy and cost savings from your energy management projects. You can characterize the types of projects, their start and completion dates, cost of the installation, any rebate information, and the anticipated or actual energy and cost savings from the project. The tracking feature automatically charts completed projects on EnergyCAP’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) graph so it is easy to see how they are impacting organization energy consumption.

Project Tracking With EnergyCAP

You can characterize the types of projects, their start and completion dates, cost of the installation, any rebate information, and the anticipated or actual energy and cost savings from the project

EnergyCAP offers Reports, Charts, & Graphs

EnergyCAP displays utility information in multiple ways and formats, with more than 250 useful reports

Reports, Charts, & Graphs

EnergyCAP displays utility information in multiple ways and formats, with more than 250 useful reports, charts, and graphs. Report categories include: analytics, billing, budget, cost avoidance, ENERGY STAR, greenhouse gas, invoice, production, weather, calendarized, normalized, and year-to-year. You can export EnergyCAP reports to a variety of file formats including Excel®, PDF, HTML, as well as several others. Each report is individually customizable using a wide variety of data filtering options.


Quick Reports, which are context-sensitive report lists integrated into a number of EnergyCAP modules and pre-configured with often-used filters, can save you time by helping you produce the most popular reports associated with each level of your data TreeViews. Your report library will continue to grow as your Saved, Recommended, and Configurable report lists grow. EnergyCAP also provides online samples of all reports, which can be accessed using the Sample Report Viewer.

TreeView-Based Navigation

EnergyCAP uses and intuitive and user-friendly hierarchical structure for presenting utility data for meters, buildings, broader organization divisions, accounts and cost centers. These hierarchies are flexible and user-configurable, and provide a cohesive structure for sharing reports based on the hierarchies. TreeViews enable you to set up the EnergyCAP database to mirror your unique organizational structure. You can also administrate individual user permissions based on the TreeView organization. This simplifies and secures the database by limiting user access to data based on needs and job roles.

EnergyCAP with Tree View-Based Navigation

user-friendly hierarchical structure for presenting utility data for meters, buildings, broader organization divisions, accounts and cost centers

EnergyCAP & Weather Data

EnergyCAP software enables you to trend and analyze weather data, and calculate its impact on energy use.

Weather Data

EnergyCAP software enables you to trend and analyze weather data, and calculate its impact on energy use. 
You can enter daily weather data manually, or download data automatically. EnergyCAP has a partner relationship with AccuWeather® that provides daily access to more than 14,000 virtual and actual weather stations throughout the United States. Free degree day charts are available at www.WeatherDataDepot, which provides a 20-year history of degree day data, as well as 2-week forecasts. You can track average daily mean temperature for any number of weather stations. Degree days are automatically calculated and charted for quick year-to-year comparisons. Weather data is integrated into EnergyCAP cost avoidance calculations to determine the weather sensitivity for each meter.

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