Build an energy program

Since the ENERGY STAR program started in 1992, EPA has worked with business, industry, and government leaders to chart a proven path to financial value and greenhouse gas reductions through strategic energy management. So don’t reinvent the wheel. If you’re just starting out, the ENERGY STAR resources below can give you a big head start in the right direction.

Image of a star formed by people making peace signs with their handsThe ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management
Based on decades of best practices, the seven steps outlined here form the philosophy that underpins the entire ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings and industrial plants. Put them to work for you.


Image of business people in an office shaking hands.The business case for energy efficiency
Cut costs. Increase asset value. Manage risk. Attract business. Stay competitive. Check out all the reasons for why your organization should build an energy program with help from ENERGY STAR.


Image of a calculator with a pen and paper.Strategies and incentives to finance energy efficiency projects
The buck often stops when the time comes to finance a new program. But it doesn’t have to. Overcome obstacles and find solutions to financing energy efficiency initiatives here.