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Federal Energy Management Tools

logo_femp.pngThe Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers links to tools that can help agencies reduce energy use and meet federal laws and requirements. Tools include software, calculators, data sets, and databases created by the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal organizations.

To find a tool, browse by title, description, type, or category. Click a column heading to sort the table.

Title

Description

Type

Category

Building Life Cycle Cost Calculator (BLCC) 5 Program

This National Institute of Standards and Technology program helps compute and analyze capital investments in buildings.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Comprehensive Annual Energy Data and Sustainability Performance

This FEMP tool allows users to view and download publically available data tables of agency energy and water consumption and costs by end-use sector, efficiency investment information, and progress toward key goals.

Data

Facility Reporting

Distributed Generation Energy Technology Capital Costs

This National Renewable Energy Laboratory Web section offers charts that indicate capital cost estimates for distributed generation renewable energy technologies.

Data

Renewable Energy Projects

EnergyPlus

The EnergyPlus Simulation Program helps building designers and owners save money, reduce energy, and improve indoor air quality.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Facility Energy Decision System

This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory software provides a comprehensive, integrated, resource-planning approach to selecting technologies with a minimum life cycle cost.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Solar Hot Water System Calculator

This FEMP online tool estimates the size and costs of solar systems.

Calculator

Renewable Energy

Energy Cost Savings Calculator for Air-Cooled Electric Chillers

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for air-cooled electric chillers.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for commercial boilers.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Commercial Heat Pumps

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for commercial heat pumps.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator

This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory calculator simulates the energy usage of both a high efficiency and a standard efficiency air conditioner and compares their energy and economic performance.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Life Cycle Cost Estimate for ENERGY STAR-Qualified Air Source Heat Pumps

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient air source heat pumps.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Life Cycle Cost Estimate for ENERGY STAR-Qualified Central Air Conditioners

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient central air conditioners.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Electric and Gas Water Heaters

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for electric and gas water heaters.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Life Cycle Cost Estimate for an ENERGY STAR-Qualified Gas Residential Furnace

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient gas residential furnaces.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Savings Calculator for ENERGY STAR-Qualified Office Equipment

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient gas residential furnaces.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Compact Fluorescent Lamps

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for compact fluorescent lamps.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Savings Calculator for ENERGY STAR-Qualified Commercial Kitchen Equipment

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Savings Calculator for ENERGY STAR-Qualified Appliances

This ENERGY STAR calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient appliances.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Commercial Ice Machines

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for commercial ice machines.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Faucets and Showerheads

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for faucets and showerheads.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Cost Calculator for Urinals

This FEMP calculator allows Federal agencies to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for urinals.

Calculator

Energy-Efficient Products

RESFEN

This software from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory assists with estimating heating and cooling costs.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

MotorMaster+

This software from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association aids with identifying the most efficient action for a given repair or motor purchase decision.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Compliance Certification Database

The Certification Database houses certification reports and compliance statements submitted by manufacturers for covered products and equipment subject to Federal conservation standards.

Database

Energy-Efficient Products

Prioritization Tool

The Prioritization Tool provides analytical support for its programmatic decision-making and to further accelerate the transformation of the U.S. building energy efficiency sector.

Calculator

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

eProject Builder

This Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory online tool enables energy service companies and their customers to update and track project-level information, generate basic reports, and benchmark projects against existing data.

Software

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

General Services Administration (GSA) Carbon Footprint and Green Procurement Tool

This voluntary tool was developed by GSA to assist agencies in managing GHGs as required by E.O. 13514.

Calculator

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

FEMP Investment Grade Audit Tool

This tool is used by energy service companies during the ESPC ENABLE process.

Calculator

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Building Energy Software Tools Directory

This Building Technologies Office directory provides information on building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Federal Energy Management Program Acquisition Guidance for Lighting Products

FEMP provides acquisition guidance and federal efficiency requirements across a variety of product categories, including exterior lighting. This tool uses search criteria to provide only relevant lighting products from the FEMP Acquisition Guidance Product List.

Software

Outdoor Solid State Lighting

Energy Escalation Rate Calculator (EERC)

This tool computes an average annual escalation rate for a specified time period, which can be used as an escalation rate for contract payments in energy savings performance contracts and utility energy services contracts.

Software

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

FEMP EISA 432 Compliance Tracking System

This FEMP tool tracks agency performance of energy and water evaluations, project implementation and follow-up measures, and annual building benchmarking requirements.

Database

Facility Reporting

FEMP Technology Deployment Case Studies Map

This map shows case studies of efficient technologies deployed in federal applications across the nation.

Map

Technology Deployment

Search for Efficient Technologies and Products for Federal Facilities

This tool allows users to search for technologies and products by efficiency program or topic.

Database

Technology Deployment

Alternative Water Sources Map

This map provides information about rainwater harvesting regulations throughout the United States.

Map

Water Efficiency

Federal Renewable Energy Project Potential by Technology

These maps and graphs illustrate electricity consumption at 7,000 covered federal facilities and the potential for renewable energy technology opportunities and federal incentives at these sites.

Map

Renewable Energy Projects

ESCO Selector

This tool helps agencies create a notice of opportunity that complies with federal requirements and meets agency needs.

Form

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Water Project Screening Tool

This tool helps federal sites identify a comprehensive suite of water efficiency projects, especially targeted at energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts.

Data

Water Efficiency

Low Standby Power Product List

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Low Standby Power Product List features manufacturer-supplied standby power data for three types of computers: desktop, thin client, and workstation.

Application

Energy-Efficient Products

Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) Calculator

This simple calculator for utility-scale and distributed-generation renewable energy technologies compares the combination of capital costs, operations and maintenance, performance, and fuel costs.

Calculator

Renewable Energy Projects

FEMP Screening Map

This interactive map examines the viability of three solar technologies in the U.S. with a high-level annualized economic calculation and with and without potential savings from available renewable energy incentives at the state and federal levels.

Map

Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable Energy Maps

This collection of maps from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory details renewable energy resources across the United States, including biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, marine and hydrokinetic, solar, and wind.

Map

Renewable Energy Projects

PVWatts Calculator

This tool estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems worldwide to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.

Calculator

Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) Tool

This tool identifies and prioritizes renewable energy projects at a single site or across a portfolio of sites in multiple cities, states, or countries, each with its own energy requirements, resources, goals, and constraints.

Platform

Renewable Energy Projects

Federal Laws & Requirements Search

This database lists federal energy management laws and requirements by sustainability goal and includes information about the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.

Database

Laws and Requirements

FEMP Technical Assistance Request Portal

This application allows federal agencies to request Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) technical assistance with fleet management, project financing, and renewable energy projects.

Application

Technical Assistance

FEMP Training Search

This database allows users to search for live and on-demand training opportunities available from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

Database

Training

Climate Action Planning Tool

This tool provides a quick, basic estimate of how various technology options can contribute to an overall climate action plan for your research campus.

Calculator

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses