DataTrends: ENERGY STAR Certification

The ENERGY STAR DataTrends series provides an in-depth analysis of the commercial building energy performance information currently housed in Portfolio Manager. This analysis looks at ENERGY STAR certified buildings, and answers questions such as 1) How many greenhouse gas emissions do ENERGY STAR certified buildings prevent, 2) how certified buildings vary by age and type, 3) whether lower-performing buildings are improving in order to earn the ENERGY STAR, 4) whether ENERGY STAR certified buildings show improvement once certified, and 5) the financial value of ENERGY STAR certification.