Use this sample profile template to write about your commercial building design project that has achieved EPA's Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation. This template includes space for project specs, a 350-word narrative, and a listing of the team members who helped to achieve the recognition.

This letter serves to notify the ENERGY STAR program that you, a real estate owner or developer, are submitting a project for consideration for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The letter also signifies that your project is expected to earn a building performance score of 75 or greater in Portfolio Manager. This downloadable Word document can be modified.

This letter serves to notify EPA that you, an architect of record, are submitting a project for consideration for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The letter also signifies that your project is expected to earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or greater in Portfolio Manager. This downloadable Word document can be modified.

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This eight-minute presentation shows you how easy it is to use Target Finder. EPA's ENERGY STAR Target Finder is the no-cost online tool that enables architects and building owners to set energy targets and receive a 1-100 ENERGY STAR scoree for projects during the design process. Projects that earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher may be eligible for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification.

This checklist will help you establish energy efficiency goals for your commercial building design project.  It will guide you to think through how best to assemble your team, set energy goals, develop your design, and achieve Design to Earn the ENERGY STAR for your project.

This letter serves to notify the ENERGY STAR program that you, a building owner, are submitting a project for consideration for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The letter signifies that your project is expected to earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or greater in Portfolio Manager. This downloadable Word document can be modified.

Submit your Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR architecture projects to participate in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects. Commercial building design projects that meet EPA's strict energy efficiency criteria are eligible to achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. You can find more information on the Challenge for Architects—as well as projects that have been submitted so far for this year's Challenge—here.

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Use this guide to learn best practices for energy-efficient data center design. The guide covers the Information Technology (IT) systems and their environmental conditions, data center air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery. This guide was created by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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