Certification


PEER Assessment Overview

The PEER Assessment (formerly known as PEER Screening) tool can determine PEER readiness, provide benchmarking results, a value/gap evaluation, and identify opportunities to improve sustainability.

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PEER Guide to Participation

Projects apply for PEER certification by first selecting a term of PEER Participation, which includes the PEER Assessment Tool, PEER Improvement Toolkit, PEER Application Workbooks, re-certification, and access to a dedicated PEER Coach. All details are found in the PEER Guide to Participation.

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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 and key metrics.

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PEER Credit Library

Review the PEER Rating System within the PEER Credit Library where you can view the credits based on project type: city, campus, or supply.

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PEER Scorecards

The PEER scorecards list the credits in the PEER v1.1 Rating System, including credit types and point values. A separate, editable scorecard is available for each project type: Campus, City, Supply.

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PEER Change of Owner Agreement

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PEER Confirmation of Primary Owner’s Authority

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PEER Confirmation of Agent’s Authority

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PEER Participation Agreement

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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


PEER 101: Introduction to Sustainable Electricity and PEER

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PEER Fundamentals

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Pioneers of PEER Podcast Series

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Advanced PEER Curriculum


PEER 311: PEER Energy Analysis

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PEER 301: PEER Assessment Process

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Technical Reports


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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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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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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