Sometimes, you need more than a pat on the back. For that, EPA offers three types of formal recognition for energy efficiency within individual facilities.
ENERGY STAR certification
Just like a refrigerator, commercial buildings and industrial plants can earn the ENERGY STAR, EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants operate among the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, with no sacrifices in comfort or quality. Identify your property as among the nation’s top energy performers by earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR certification.
ENERGY STAR Certification Nation
This year marks the 15th anniversary of ENERGY STAR certification for buildings and plants. To celebrate, we’re shining an extra-bright spotlight on organizations that certify multiple buildings in 2014. See who’s joined in so far, and find out how you can get involved in the celebration!
- Learn more about ENERGY STAR Certification Nation.
The ENERGY STAR National Building Competition
Think you have what it takes to compete against other buildings in a nationwide energy-saving contest? Find out by signing up for the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition, where you’ll go head-to-head with towering skyscrapers, schools, luxury hotels, corner retail stores, and more. Any type of commercial building can compete. At the end of the competition, EPA awards recognition for the top overall “loser” as well as various other achievement categories.
- Learn more about the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry
The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry is a national call-to-action to improve the energy efficiency of America's industrial facilities by 10 percent or more. Through the Challenge for Industry, EPA recognizes industrial sites that improve their energy efficiency by 10 percent within five years.
- Sign up for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.