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 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.


PEER Scorecards

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


Sample PEER Reference Guide

View the reference guide table of contents and introduction.


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.



Introductory PEER Curriculum

Pioneers of PEER Podcast Series

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Technical Reports

Ascendas IT Park Case Study


Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited Case Study


PEER India Policy Brief

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


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


Glasgow Electric Plant Board (Glasgow-EPB) Case Study


NYU Langone Health – Medical Campus (Case Study)


Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) Case Study


Ameren Microgrid Case Study


Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters Case Study


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.