Earn recognition for your commercial construction project

Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR isn’t just for existing buildings. Hundreds of commercial construction projects have earned recognition for being designed to be energy-efficient once built. So efficient, in fact, that they’re Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.

When a commercial construction project achieves Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR, it means that, once built, it’s intended to perform among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. It will also meet EPA’s performance levels for comfort, lighting, and indoor air quality.

For building owners, it’s peace of mind that you won’t be left behind. Your building is designed to answer the growing demand for energy-efficient buildings from the marketplace. It has competitiveness built into its foundation by using less energy, costing less to operate, and generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about why you should design your next building to earn the ENERGY STAR.

Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR bannerFor architects, it’s a way to show leadership … that you understand how to deliver the demand for green and the positive impact your work can have in the fight against global warming for years to come. See how you can design commercial buildings with help from ENERGY STAR.

The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects

ArchitectsEach year, EPA hosts a friendly competition among organizations and architects across the country to see who submits the most projects that achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The project’s region will be determined by zip code for one of three U.S regions: Wild West, Big Easy Central, and East Coast. The region with the most projects by the deadline wins the Race. Participants are recognized by EPA and their peers at the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention. Sign up for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects.