ENERGY STAR Update
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Friday, January 1, 2010

EPA Celebrates a Decade of ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the ENERGY STAR to the first building in 1999. Now, a decade later, EPA is celebrating this landmark anniversary with a historical retrospective of the ENERGY STAR buildings program.

The retrospective shares the story of how it all began, a picture of where we are today, and a glimpse of the exciting future that lies ahead for the ENERGY STAR buildings program. A selection of building case studies accompanies the retrospective and chronicles how the energy efficiency of different buildings improved with help from ENERGY STAR. The retrospective also highlights a collection of noteworthy buildings across different categories that have earned the ENERGY STAR, including:

  • The oldest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Cambridge Savings Bank in Cambridge, MA
  • The tallest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Aon Center in Chicago, IL
  • The largest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: USAA McDermott Building in San Antonio, TX
  • The first building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Ridgehaven Green Building in San Diego, CA

To download a copy of the 20-page retrospective, visit www.energystar.gov/decade.