Certification


Safety First Pilot Credit 1: Electrical Inspection Checklist

Prepare for your PEER Pilot Credit 1 with this interactive checklist.

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Safety First Pilot Credit 1: Electrical System Operations, Management and Safety

Promote best practices for cities, utilities and campuses and ensure that electrical systems are operating safely during re-occupancy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safety First Pilot Credit 2: Electrical Inspection Checklist

Prepare for your PEER Pilot Credit 1 with this interactive checklist.

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Safety First Pilot Credit 2: Transit - Electrical System Operations, Management and Safety

Promote best practices for transit systems and ensure that electrical systems are operating safely during re-occupancy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Safety First Pilot Credit 3: Accelerate Digital Transformation

Promote best digital practices that reduce manual operations and enhance data driven control and optimization of electrical equipment during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PEER v2 Certification Maintenance and Recertification Guidance

PEER v2 certified projects are required to report their most recent performance data to GBCI annually, while Recertification requires new data every three years. This Guidance document provides next steps to help usher you through this process.

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PEER Reference Guide

The PEER Reference Guide is a key resource for teams pursuing PEER certification under PEER v2. It walks readers through the prerequisites and credits that make up the rating system and provides detailed guidance. For each credit or prerequisite, the reference guide includes requirements, background information, step-by-step guidance and identifies connections between related PEER credits.

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PEER Precertification Worksheet for Campuses

The PEER Precertification worksheet for campuses is one of the first steps to kickstart a project’s journey toward certification.

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PEER Precertification Worksheet for Cities & Utilities

The PEER Precertification worksheet for cities and utilities is one of the first steps to kickstart a project’s journey toward certification.

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PEER Precertification Worksheet for Transit

The PEER Precertification worksheet for transit is one of the first steps to kickstart a project’s journey toward certification.

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PEER Guide to Precertification

The PEER Guide to Precertification leads project teams through this optional step in the PEER process. Since PEER certification requires one year of operational performance data, precertification enables projects to map their design and construction requirements for optimal resilience, while obtaining recognition for their work while it is underway.

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PEER v2 Annual Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook for Campuses

Use the 2020 Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook to guide the process for maintaining your Campus project.

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PEER v2 Annual Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook for Cities & Utilities

Use the 2020 Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook to guide the process for maintaining your Cities and Utilities projects.

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PEER v2 Annual Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook for Transit

Use the 2020 Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook to guide the process for maintaining your Transit project.

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PEER and LEED Synergies

LEED and PEER work hand in hand. For power distribution infrastructure within a LEED project boundary, some achieved LEED credits can also earn PEER credits. This document provides guidance for projects seeking to leverage the synergies between PEER and LEED.

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PEER Guide to Certification

The PEER Guide to Certification leads project teams through the PEER process. This resource includes important information regarding the PEER certification program including the current policies and procedures.

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PEER Rating System

Review the PEER Rating System as a PDF for the complete set of PEER prerequisites and credits, including point values.

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PEER Scorecards

The PEER scorecards list the credits in the PEER v2 Rating System for campus; city and utility; and transit.

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Sample PEER Reference Guide

View the reference guide table of contents and introduction.

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GBCI Trademark Policy & Branding Guidelines

These guidelines cover how to use PEER®'s brand assets consistently and correctly. For any questions, please contact GBCI's Marketing Department.

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Education

Introductory PEER Curriculum


Pioneers of PEER Podcast Series

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Technical Reports


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters Case Study

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PEER U.S. Federal Policy Brief

Modernizing Grid Infrastructure Through PEER: A Brief on U.S Federal Energy Policies and the PEER rating system, August 2019

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Mainetti India Pvt. Ltd. (Sriperumbudur Unit) Case Study

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Delhi International Airport Ltd. Terminal 3 & Main Receiving Substation Case Study

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PEER China Policy Brief

Advancing Clean Energy & Sustainable Energy Infrastructure through PEER: A Brief on China's Energy Initiatives

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The University of Texas at Austin Case Study with PEER Version 2

After UT Austin became the first PEER certified campus in the world, it continued its groundbreaking work in 2020 by becoming the first PEER Platinum certified educational campus under the PEER v2 Rating System. Read more about UT Austin’s achievement.

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Ascendas IT Park Case Study

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Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited Case Study

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PEER India Policy Brief

Accomplishing Energy Targets Through PEER: A Brief on India’s Energy Policies, February 2019

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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (Nolin-RECC) Case Study

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Glasgow Electric Plant Board (Glasgow-EPB) Case Study

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NYU Langone Health – Medical Campus (Case Study)

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) Case Study

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Ameren Microgrid Case Study

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Preventing Damage and Exposure of Energy Infrastructure Through PEER Strategies

Electricity infrastructure is often susceptible to external environmental factors and exposure that can cause damage. From tree contact and animal intrusions to fire and weather-related events, these factors can impact the resilience and reliability of power systems.

The paper outlines:

  • Common types of external environmental factors that make electricity infrastructure susceptible.
  • How PEER is providing guidance to overcome these challenges.
  • Examples of global blackout events and how PEER can help reduce their impact.
  • Research reports that indicate the benefits of undergrounding to reduce frequency and duration of interruptions and create economic value.

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City of Chattanooga Case Study

The Electric Power Board (EPB), the electricity utility for Chattanooga, Tennessee and parts of Georgia, is the first PEER certified municipal utility in the world, achieving 294 out of 400 possible points. For EPB, PEER certification represents third-party validation and recognition of the city’s focus on delivering highly reliable power to its customers. Read more about Chattanooga’s achievement.

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The University of Texas at Austin Case Study

UT Austin is the first PEER certified campus in the world. Certified under v1 of the PEER Rating System, the project achieved 304 out of 400 possible points thanks in large part to efficient and reliable on-site generation; despite a campus that doubled in square footage from 1976 to 2013, UT Austin has continued to meet all demand by increasing the central plant energy production efficiency. Read more about UT Austin’s achievement.

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Power Supply Performance Index: Annual State Report

The purpose of this report is to provide electricity customers and stakeholders with improved methods for assessing the performance of electric power supply. The report provides a rating for each of the U.S. states in terms of its overall energy efficiency and environmental electricity supply performance. It also includes ratings for selected power suppliers and electricity procurement contracts.

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Using PEER in India

For sustainable development of the power sector, it is important to have in place a framework to measure, monitor and improve performance of power systems. This paper highlights some of the key features of the PEER framework that focus on assessment of environmental impact and reliability performance of power systems. A comparison between projects in the United States of America (USA) and India is also presented to identify performance gaps.

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