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Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 301 – PEER Assessment Process

GBCI: 0920008289

This course shows how PEER Assessment (formerly known as PEER Screening) can determine PEER certification readiness, provide benchmarking results, a value/gap assessment, and identify opportunities to improve sustainability. This course shows how GBCI currently offers a full PEER Assessment to our customers. The PEER Fundamentals course is a prerequisite. In addition, completion of the PEER 311 - PEER Energy Analysis for Campus Projects course is recommended prior to taking this course.
Eligible for 2 CE HOURS.
  • 2 CE

Rating system: v1 - PEER v1.1

Published on: July 12, 2016

Average: 4 (2 votes)


As a first step in utilizing PEER, PEER Assessment enables projects to complete an independent assessment of overall project sustainability while building the case for investment. It leverages the PEER Assessment tool to drive action, innovation, and investment. It uses the PEER framework to inform and build upon the existing sustainable energy plans, quantify the value produced to date, and identify new opportunities for improvement. Ultimately, a PEER Assessment provides projects with a roadmap and business framework for improving project sustainability and assessing readiness for PEER certification. Participants are provided with a brief overview of the PEER program that sets the stage for the sustainable assessment process, followed by an overview of the assessment sequence.

To learn the PEER Assessment process for campus and building projects, we encourage participants to also take the course PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis.

Note that if you upgrade to take the Advanced PEER Curriculum series to add the PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis , you will be eligible to receive up to 2 hours of coaching from a PEER technical expert to answer any questions you may have about the courses or your project.


  1. Identify projects that are already leaders in electrical supply sustainability and positioned to be recognized by the PEER certification.
  2. Benchmark project performance against local, state, and regional performance in reliability and environmental performance.
  3. Quantitatively assess the value created by the project and estimate the potential savings that can be recognized through investment in system improvements.
  4. Identify high value improvement opportunities to improve sustainability, create future savings, and create value for customers.


This course is a part of the following series:
Advanced PEER Curriculum

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Green Business Certification Inc.
Washington, DC
United States


Brian Bunte

PEER Education Lead U.S. Green Building Council
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John Kelly

PEER Program U.S. Green Building Council
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Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 301 – PEER Assessment Process

Advanced PEER Curriculum
PEER 311 – PEER Energy Analysis for Campus Projects