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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Information (RFI) on August 08, 2011, to seek the input of stakeholders and interested parties regarding the Asset Score program. Additionally, DOE held a webinar on August 23, 2011, focus groups in November 2011, and a stakeholder workshop in December 2011. Learn more about these activities, which have informed the development of the program:

A second RFI was issued February 07, 2013 to seek the input of stakeholders and interested parties regarding the updated version of the Asset Score program. DOE held a webinar on February 20, 2013, that provided an updated overview of the program, Asset Scoring Tool, and the RFI. The RFI, supporting documentation, and webinar materials are available below:

Development of the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score

The rollout of the Asset Score program has been organized in a phased approach, focusing first on building types that are simplest to understand and about which there is more information to establish a scoring system:

  • The 2013 Pilot version of the Asset Scoring Tool can score courthouse, library, lodging, multi-family housing, office, retail, school, and unrefrigerated warehouse buildings, as well as mixed-use buildings that incorporate the above use types.
  • Future updates to the Asset Scoring Tool will include buildings with more complex systems or a limited body of information to establish a scoring system, such as data centers, food sales, food service, laboratories, health-care facilities, refrigerated warehouses, and so on.

The Program Overview and Technical Protocol, updated in August 2013, outlines the technical protocol used to generate the Asset Score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the Asset Scoring Tool.