This section consists of two parts:
- Part A covers Energy Star Portfolio Manager
- Part B covers NBI’s FirstView web tool
This module is best used by viewing the tutorials in your web browser.
- Understand the reach and breadth of Energy Star Portfolio Manager
- Understand the basis, general method, and results of NBI’s FirstView software tool
- Describe the abilities and limitations of both Portfolio Manager and FirstView
Part A: Portfolio Manager
To follow along with these tutorial videos, first create a free Portfolio Manager account. (Sign up for an account here). Be sure that you have “conventional EPA units” selected when you create your account. We will be using these units in the Practicum (Module 3). Once you have created an account, watch the following tutorial videos and follow along to practice the steps you’ll need to take to succeed with using Portfolio Manager both generally and for Module 3.
Part B: FirstView Web Tool
As part of this course, you will be given an account to the FirstView web tool. Once you log in to your account, watch the tutorial videos to learn the process for creating a building profile, uploading data and getting results for your building. These steps are important to successfully complete the Practicum in Module 3 and to use the tool beyond this course.
These modules were developed in partnership with South Seattle College for the Sustainable Building Science Technology program.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1406320. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.