Sell others on the idea of ENERGY STAR

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 reading about the ten reasons to pursue ENERGY STAR certification.

Coming soon! You’ll also be able to download ready-made presentations, complete with speaker’s notes, to help you communicate the value of designing to earn the ENERGY STAR to others in your organization. Check back in the coming weeks to access these presentations!

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.