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Thumbnail of background document on verification process for ENERGY STAR building applications

After 15 years and close to 25,000 ENERGY STAR certified buildings, EPA is reviewing the process for verifying building applications for ENERGY STAR certification. In particular, EPA is re-examining the requirement that only licensed professionals (professional engineers and registered architects) can verify and stamp applications. 

Submit your comments on EPA’s verification process

We’d like your input on whether any changes can reduce the barriers to certification while maintaining the integrity of the verification process. 

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Burton Energy Group helps Staples reduce energy consumption in a 500,000-square-foot warehouse by more than 7 percent, with a predicted payback period of 2.4 years, through measures identified in an “Energy Reduction Treasure Hunt."

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Cover of National Green Building Adoption Index - 2014

ENERGY STAR Award-winning partner CBRE engaged a research team from Maastricht University to measure the uptake of green building certification in the top 30 largest U.S. office markets from 2005 to 2013. The results are outlined in this 38-page report. Among the key findings are:

This is a profile of how the 3M Company Prairie du Chien site achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.

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first page of warehouse best practices

Use this checklist to identify low-cost operations and maintenance (O&M) practices to reduce warehouse energy use. Also included is information about investment opportunities in lighting, envelope, materials handling, and refrigeration.

front page of CEVA case study
Owner Liberty Property Trust and tenant CEVA Logistics reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lowered costs by 16 cents per square foot by working together to improve the energy efficiency of an already high-performing warehouse. Learn how this tenant and building owner did it by communicating about goals and sharing building data in this 2-page success story.
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Screen shot of ENERGY STAR POY Energy Program Assessment

If your organization is applying for recognition as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Energy Management category, you’re required to complete and submit this 2-page assessment matrix as part of your application. Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Awards.

This picture shows the first page of the ENERGY STAR score for hospitals in Canada document.

The ENERGY STAR Score for Hospitals in Canada applies to general medical hospitals, including critical access hospitals and children’s hospitals. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property, relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property.

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This image shows the first page of the Emerging Themes in Energy Management 2014 document.

When reviewing the applications for the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for Energy Management, we noticed 12 major themes that seemed to keep popping up. Learn what the best-of-the-best are doing to enhance their world-class energy programs by downloading this two-page summary, which briefly describes each theme.

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Title page of wrap-up report
In 2013, EPA once again hosted the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. More than 3,000 buildings battled the scale and each other as they competed to find out who would become the nation’s biggest loser. Altogether, competitors saved a combined total of more than 900 million kBtus of energy and an estimated $20 million on utility bills.


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