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The Energy Reduction Awards recognize Whole Building Data and Common Area Data. Within those categories, awards are divided by the style and size of the community (Garden Style - 150 units or less; Garden Style - More than 150 units; High-Rise; and Mid-Rise / Low-Rise).

Whole Building Data
NAA recognizes that members have access to varying levels of utility data. For apartment communities who submit whole building data, winners of the NAA R.O.E. Energy Reduction Award will be selected based on largest increase in ENERGY STAR score from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017. 

The Energy Reduction Awards are based solely on overall energy reduction quantitatively and require the use of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® as the measurement tool. See this link to learn how to setup an account. 

To determine your property’s ENERGY STAR scores, applicants will need to submit utility data to EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. You will need information from your monthly utility bills and aggregated resident data from your utilities dating back to January 1, 2014 to complete this task. Portfolio Manager cannot populate a score without this information. 

Additional Submission Requirements

  • NAA will need your ENERGY STAR scores from Portfolio Manager on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017.
    • Include any features that highlight the applicant/member company’s commitment to energy conservation (e.g. smart design of the building); note whether the property has received any certifications or any awards related to energy management.
    • Photos of the apartment community

NOTE: NAA will verify the information given above using Portfolio Manager. Upon completion of this application, applicants will be required to submit metrics to NAA by responding to a Data Request via Portfolio Manager. 

Responses will be seen only by NAA staff administering the competition, and not by any other competitors or EPA staff.  To initiate this process, NAA will send data requests to applicants who apply for this award. NAA will not share or use this information for any other purpose. 

For more information on the EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool, visit www.energystar.gov/benchmark. Use of the tool is free, and as stated above, all data is entered into your own password protected account and is not accessible to any other parties. The process of establishing an account takes only a few minutes, and once data is compiled by the user it takes only about 20 minutes to enter data for a property to see results. EPA provides extensive training resources which can be accessed at www.energystar.gov/buildings/training.

Common Area Data
NAA recognizes that members have access to varying levels of utility data. For apartment communities who submit common area data, winners of the NAA R.O.E. Energy Reduction Award will be selected based on the largest percentage reduction in energy use intensity (EUI) from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

The Energy Reduction Awards are based solely on overall energy reduction quantitatively and require the use of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® as the measurement tool. See this link to learn how to setup an account.

To determine your property’s EUI metrics, applicants will need to submit utility data to EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. You will need information from your monthly utility bills dating back to January 1, 2014 to complete this task. Portfolio Manager cannot populate the requested metrics without this information.

Additional Submission Requirements

  • NAA will need your EUI metrics from Portfolio Manager on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017

NOTE: NAA will verify the information given above using Portfolio Manager. Upon completion of this application, applicants will be required to submit metrics to NAA by responding to a Data Request via Portfolio Manager.

Responses will be seen only by NAA staff administering the competition, and not by any other competitors or EPA staff.  To initiate this process, NAA will send data requests to applicants who apply for this award. NAA will not share or use this information for any other purpose.

For more information on the EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool, visit www.energystar.gov/benchmark. Use of the tool is free, and as stated above, all data is entered into your own password protected account and is not accessible to any other parties. The process of establishing an account takes only a few minutes, and once data is compiled by the user it takes only about 20 minutes to enter data for a property to see results. EPA provides extensive training resources which can be accessed at www.energystar.gov/buildings/training.