Resources to support your certification journey, including the Rating System and the Guide to Certification.
PEER v2 Rating System (2022)
The updated version 2 of the PEER rating system provides you the latest benchmark values and requirements for prerequisites and credits.
Synergies Between LEED and PEER
This Synergies report offers a detailed list of LEED credits that can also apply towards earning PEER certification, along with PEER credits that may contribute to projects pursuing LEED certification.
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.
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.
The PEER scorecards list the credits in the PEER v2 Rating System for campus; city and utility; and transit.
GBCI Trademark Policy and Branding Guidelines
These guidelines cover how to use PEER's brand assets consistently and correctly. For any questions, please contact GBCI's Marketing Department.
PEER Precertification Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.
PEER v2 Certification Maintenance and Recertification Resource
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.
PEER v2 Annual Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook for Cities and Utilities
Use the 2020 Certification Maintenance Reporting Workbook to guide the process for maintaining your Cities and Utilities projects.
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.
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.
PEER Pilot Credits
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.
Safety First Pilot Credit 1: Electrical Inspection Checklist
Prepare for your PEER Pilot Credit 1 with this interactive checklist.
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.
Safety First Pilot Credit 2: Electrical Inspection Checklist
Prepare for your PEER Pilot Credit 1 with this interactive checklist.
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.
Gain knowledge of the PEER rating system with PEER education courses.
Demonstrate expertise in implementing the PEER rating system by earning a PEER Pro badge. Take five eligible courses and pass the associated quizzes. Access courses for the PEER Pro badge.
Reports and case studies
PEER India Policy Brief
Accomplishing Energy Targets Through PEER: A Brief on India’s Energy Policies, February 2019
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.
PEER China Policy Brief
Advancing Clean Energy & Sustainable Energy Infrastructure through PEER: A Brief on China's Energy Initiatives
Stakeholder Feedback Report
Thanks to a dedicated group of stakeholders, the PEER rating system has had a complete review to clarify and update each credit and prerequisite in December 2020. This report shares the summary of PEER's stakeholder comments to highlight that many of the comments have already been incorporated in the PEER v2 rating system.
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.
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.
Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through PEER
There are many synergies between PEER and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were created as a global effort to address the social, economic, and environmental issues facing society today. This resource highlights these synergies while demonstrating the impact of PEER in a global context. It is intended to be used as a tool to identify and target both general and technical-level strategies to achieve specific UN SDGs through PEER certification. It is also a helpful depiction of how GBCI’s PEER Rating System is aligned with global efforts to create a more resilient, equitable, and healthier world for all.
Case studies: City and utility projects
Case studies: Campus projects