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Building EQ Portal Details

Learn more on how to access the portal, initiate a project, and begin a submission: LEARN MORE

ASHRAE's Building EQ Portal provides a quick energy analysis that benchmarks a building's energy performance. Building EQ assists in the preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit to identify means to improve a building's energy performance including low-cost, no-cost energy efficiency measures and an Indoor Environmental Quality survey with recorded measurements to provide additional information to assess a building's performance.

Two different evaluations can be used independently to compare a candidate building to other similar buildings in the same climate zone or together for an assessment of a building's design potential compared to actual operation:

In Operation compares actual building energy use based on metered energy information.

As Designed compares potential energy use based on the building's physical characteristics and systems with standardized energy use simulation.

Building EQ Portal

The new Building EQ Portal is now available for both In Operation and As Designed evaluations.

  • Online data entry and submission process
  • Metered energy data exchange from ENERGY STAR™ Portfolio Manager
  • Median EUI calculation aligned with ENERGY STAR
  • Building EQ Performance Score visible to all users on the main input screen at all times
  • Redesigned label shows Building EQ Performance Score on a barometer/scale. No more letter grades!
  • Standard reports can be automatically generated by credentialed users
  • Improved submission approval process
  • Help and validation information is built into the system

Rate Building's Energy Efficiency


Compare a building to similar in the same climate based on an As Designed or In Operation assessment to receive a Building EQ Performance score.

Improve Building's Energy Performance


Assists in the preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit that provides actionable recommendations to improve the building's efficiency and track the results.

Customize Building EQ Platform


ASHRAE allows for the creation of a custom building database to measure building performance by customer, region, or jurisdiction.

Building EQ Energy Genius Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the ASHRAE 2023-2024 Energy Genius Award. This award recognizes excellence in the assessment of building energy performance. The award is open to all approved Building EQ In Operation assessment projects. Judging criteria is not based on the Building Performance Score but rather on the quality of the assessment and the expected or actual improvement in building performance as a result of the assessment. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2023 and the award winner will be announced in Spring 2024.

>> Submission details and the nomination form:

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