EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool used to measure and track energy and water consumption as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings in a secure environment. EPA has added a waste tracking feature to this tool that makes it easy for building managers to track waste and materials in addition to conventional utilities associated with building operations.
Portfolio Manager can help building owners and managers across the commercial market more effectively manage their waste by allowing them to track, by building, the type and amount of material they send for donation, reuse, recycling, composting, and disposal. The waste tracking feature is an additional opportunity for building managers to engage with the Portfolio Manager tool, and for EPA to encourage building management practices that reduce waste and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The addition of waste tracking will bring greater visibility to waste management and the opportunities to reduce costs and environmental impacts.
For more information on ENERGY STAR’S Portfolio Manager:
- Access Portfolio Manager
- Frequent Questions about Waste Tracking in WasteWise or Portfolio Manager
- Guide: Managing and Reducing Wastes with Portfolio Manager
Access this new section on the EPA WasteWise site: https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise#PortfolioManager