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Building Rating Systems

Using comparisons to improve your building’s performance

How does your building rate? PNNL researchers are making it easier for building owners to answer that question. One way we do that is through the development and use of building rating systems.

Building Energy Asset Score is one tool that we have partnered with DOE to develop. This national standardized tool evaluates the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities to invest in energy efficiency upgrades.

It is helping a diverse group of stakeholders—including building owners and operators, utility program administrators, architects, state and local governments, and others—make better efficiency—investment decisions.

Our staff members are also accredited and have experience using building-performance rating systems, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. We help federal agencies prioritize candidate buildings and identify the most cost-effective ways to meet the Guiding Principle requirements.

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