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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.

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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 Buidlings 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

EnergyPlus

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

Software

Sustainable Buidlings 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 Buidlings 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 eletric 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 Northwet 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 Buidlings 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 Buidlings 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 Buidlings 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 Buidlings and Campuses

FEMP Investment Grade Audit Tool

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

Calculator

Sustainable Buidlings 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 Buidlings 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 Buidlings and Campuses

ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool

This tool provides instructions for Federal agencies on how to use a measurement and verification (M&V) planning tool for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

Calculator

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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