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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot

DOE conducted its first pilot test of the Asset Score in 2012. Findings from that pilot led to improvements in the overall program and the Asset Scoring Tool. The tool was updated to include the following new features:

  • Enhanced Asset Scoring Tool capabilities, including the ability to score complex buildings and the following building types: multifamily, lodging, libraries, court houses and mixed use. Retail, office, schools, and unrefrigerated warehouses were part of the 2012 Pilot and were also included in the 2013 Pilot.
  • Improved usability, including clearer input definitions, an enhanced user interface, and the ability for multiple users to edit one building
  • Reduced data requirements to generate a simple Asset Score
  • New Asset Score Report

DOE conducted a second pilot over the summer and fall of 2013 to collect additional user feedback and make further refinements to the Asset Scoring Tool. The 2013 Pilot provided DOE with a better understanding of the following:

  • Time requirements for collecting and entering data
  • How energy use intensity (EUI) estimates of a wide range of buildings and building types vary across climates
  • Usability of the Asset Scoring Tool
  • Usefulness of the Asset Score Report, including the score itself, the recommendations for improvements, and the ratings for different building components

Information for Tool Users and Interested Stakeholders

Entering Data into the Asset Scoring Tool

The Quick Start Guide provides tool users an overview on how to enter information into the Asset Scoring Tool. Using the Data Collection Form, collect the required building data during a walk-through assessment of the building. Then use the Quick Start Guide for assistance with entering the various levels of information into the Scoring Tool to produce an Asset Score Report.


DOE held a webinar to update all interested stakeholders on the findings from the 2013 Pilot and the latest program status. Prior to that, DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hosted a series of webinars for interested Pilot Participants to review requirements for participating in the 2013 Pilot and on how to use the Asset Scoring Tool.

April 16, 2014: 3-4:30PM ET: DOE’s Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Pilot Findings and Program Update

DOE conducted a second pilot of the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score in 2013. During this webinar, the Asset Score team presented the findings from the pilot, the latest improvements to the tool, and next steps for the program. Watch the webinar or download a copy of the presentation.

June 18, 2013 12-1pm ET: Using the Asset Scoring Tool

This webinar focuses on using the Asset Scoring Tool, including an overview of the data collection sheet, the quick reference guide, and other necessary information for using the tool. Download a copy of the presentation.

June 17, 2013 3-4pm ET: Pilot Overview

This webinar covers the overall objectives of the 2013 Pilot and the process for pilot participation. Watch the webinar (WMV 33 MB) or download a copy of the presentation.

June 14, 2013 3-4pm ET: API for Commercial Building Energy Asset Score

If you are interested in the Application Programming Interface (API) for the Asset Scoring Tool, we invite you to review the presentation slides and webinar recording (WMV 48 MB) from this webinar.