Did you know the average building wastes about a third of the energy it uses? Helping our customers conserve energy and save on energy costs is an important part of National Fuel’s mission to achieve energy-efficiency goals. Large commercial building owners located in National Fuel’s New York service territory now have the ability to benchmark the energy performance of their building(s) using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online tool, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.
Energy Benchmarking is the process that provides building owners access to track and compare energy usage relative to similar buildings and assists with energy-efficiency planning. The energy usage history for a building is one of the key measurements required to perform benchmarking.
National Fuel can help building owners with benchmarking by automatically uploading a building’s aggregated natural gas consumption usage to Portfolio Manager. In order to use Portfolio Manager, you must have an account registered on the ENERGY STAR website. To begin, please follow the steps below:
Visit the Energy Star Portfolio Manager website to register for a new user account or to login to an existing account.
Add your property in Portfolio Manager by clicking the button shown below and then fill out the required property information.
Once the property has been created, you will see this message:
Connect your Portfolio Manager account to National Fuel by following these steps:
It may take up to 24 hours for your account connection request to be accepted by National Fuel, and you will receive a notification in your Portfolio Manager account when this has occurred. The request must be accepted before you can continue to the next step.
Next follow these steps to share your property in Portfolio Manager with National Fuel:
Complete your registration by filling out the ENERGY STAR Enrollment Form on National Fuel’s website and following these steps:
Once your request is approved, National Fuel will begin automatically uploading up to 12 months of aggregated natural gas consumption data for your property to Portfolio Manager.