Star Perfomer

Star Perfomer logo.

Outlines simple steps to help office building owners, managers and tenants improve their greenhouse and energy efficiency performance, simply by asking some straightforward questions about the size, operating hours, current performance and equipment standards of the building. Star Performer is a diagnostic tool that uses the current operational energy performance of the building measured against a national benchmark, obtained through the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme (see links below), as a basis for making recommendations.

The tool covers all areas of the building which affect operational energy performance, including building fabric, equipment and operational practices. Star Perfomer will point you in the right direction and give relative magnitudes of savings for recommended efficiency improvements. Screen Shots

Keywords

energy performance diagnostic, energy audit, office building

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Knowledge of the building operations and layout, existing rating or self-assessment under the ABGR. Web-based, so minimal computer experience necessary.

Users

New tool in 2003.

Audience

Australian property market stakeholders including building owners, managers, tenants and energy/services consultants.

Input

Requires ABGR benchmark data for the building, and building layout data. Users enter data via text inputs.

Output

Detailed report on current energy performance, and recommended energy efficiency implementation measures, including cost and greenhouse gas savings estimates.

Computer Platform

Internet

Programming Language

HTML

Strengths

Gives an energy audit of all aspects of the office building, based on simple questions and utilising the benchmark information given by the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating.

Weaknesses

Based on ABGR which is suitable for Australian office buildings only.

Contact

Company:

Sustainable Energy Development Authority

Address:

PO Box N442
Grosvenor Place
Sydney, NSW 1220
Australia

Telephone:

+61 (2) 9249 6162

Facsimile:

+61 (2) 9299 0042

E-mail:

SSalmon@seda.nsw.gov.au

Website:

http://www.abgr.com.au

Availability

Available at no cost through the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating web site.