Overview

   

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Score) is a web-based software application that is designed to allow building owners, managers, and operators to assess the energy performance of their buildings. This tool is built on EnergyPlus and Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS). EnergyPlus generates the Energy Use Intensity (EUI), which is used  to calculate a building's asset score, and analyze the as-built building systems. FEDS provides default or inferred values when a certain variable is not entered by users of the tool. FEDS also runs life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis to provide feedback on areas and options for energy efficiency improvement.

   

After entering building data into the tool, users can generate an energy asset score report documenting their asset score, building system evaluation, and potential energy savings opportunities.

   

View Getting Started to see the steps needed to create and score a building in the tool.    

   

Minimum Browser Requirements

   

Asset Score is available for use with most web browsers, including Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc., however, Microsoft Internet Explorer is not currently supported. Safari is supported only on Mac OS. Users are encouraged to use Safari or Chrome.


The Audit Template feature of the Energy Asset Score tool is available to use on all browsers and platforms, including PC’s, and mobile devices.

       

Note: Following the release of version 3.4.0, Asset Score users are now able to view all of the ‘Full Input Mode’ interfaces on PC’s, tablets, and mobile devices. PNNL has replaced the Adobe Flash multimedia platform with JavaScript 3D with threeJS to provide 3-D display and interactions. The Flash replacement is to ensure that existing 3-D features and interactions are available across computing platforms using mouse-based interactions. We do not yet recommend interaction with the 3D feature using a touch-screen display because the “drag and drop” function to assign building characteristics to buildings blocks are limited to using mouse-based interactions. Currently, we do not expect the more complex 3-D editing features to be performed using a touch-screen display. As we move forward, we anticipate providing additional features that will make Asset Score a viable tool for mobile / touch-screen usage. The Asset Score team would appreciate your feedback on what tools and capabilities you would find useful to have on a mobile touch-screen device in the field.    

   

Help File Navigation Tip

   

Click on the help button at the top right corner of the scoring tool's popup editing and data entry windows to jump directly to the online help that addresses your current data entry task: