Preparing for Portfolio Manager


All buildings can assess their energy performance, water efficiency, and carbon emissions using Energy Star Portfolio Manager. At its most basic, Portfolio Manager helps you manage the part of Energy Management that many people find the most difficult: data. Whether for a single building or a large portfolio, benchmarking energy performance is often the first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption and your carbon footprint. And for that you need consistent, well organized consumption data.

In this session, we’ll demonstrate common ways to collect energy consumption data from your utility, resources to walk you through the basics of benchmarking your buildings with Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and how to begin to tell a compelling story with your data.


Seth McKinney
Strategic Energy Management Consultant
Stillwater Energy

Seth has over six years of experience designing and managing energy management and conservation programs, including as a Resource Conservation/Energy Manager for Pierce County in Washington State and the Green Business Program Consultant for the Seattle Good Business Network. Seth attributes his success in SEM implementation to stressing the deep human and organizational development potential of Energy Management. He holds an MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington and a B.A. in History and English from Muskingum University in Ohio.

Anne Larrabee
Management Analyst
Tacoma Public Utilities