Commercial new construction design projects that go on to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR enjoy many benefits, from increased asset value and occupancy rates to a smaller carbon footprint. If you’re faced with convincing others to invest in energy efficiency now, start by arming yourself with talking points:who else is working with ENERGY STAR.
Top sectors for green building projects
New commercial buildings: 57% (e.g., office, retail, hotel)
New institutional buildings: 52% (e.g., schools, hospitals)
Retrofits of existing buildings: 56%
(Measured by percentage of A/E firms reporting green projects planned within the next three years)
Did you know?
There’s no cost to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition or to open an account in Portfolio Manager.