The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. Developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Asset Score tool generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is available for voluntary use and is 100% free to use.
The Asset Score Certificate Training Program provides a course of instruction on how to use the Asset Score Tool and generate an Asset Score for a building or a portfolio of buildings. The training program is organized into 13 short, individual training modules delivered online. Users must complete all 13 modules and successfully pass an online assessment in order to receive a formal certificate of completion.
CBK is a 30-year-old research, training, and technical assistance institute affiliated with the Hillier College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. CBK is dedicated to generating new knowledge to improve the built environment and enhance the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities.