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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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Portfolio Manager now contains more than 80 property types to choose from when setting up your property. Although the property types eligible to receive the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score have not changed, the expanded list of property types offers you greater ability to define and categorize properties. This is the full list of available property types in Portfolio Manager. This list does not include definitions or use details.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Worship Facilities applies to churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, meetinghouses, or any other buildings that primarily function as a place of religious worship. 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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The ENERGY STAR Score for Wastewater Treatment Plants applies to primary, secondary, and advanced treatment facilities with or without nutrient removal capacity. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Warehouses applies to non-refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, or refrigerated warehouses. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energyuse and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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The ENERGY STAR score provides 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. Stand-alone swimming pools are not eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR score. However, because swimming pools are a common energy-intensive amenity at other commercial building types (i.e., hotels and schools), the ENERGY STAR score does make adjustments to accommodate for the presence of swimming pools.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Supermarkets/Grocery Stores applies to properties used for the retail sale of primarily food and beverage products. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Care Communities applies to buildings that house and provide care and assistance for elderly residents. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Retail Stores applies to retail stores and wholesale clubs/supercenters. 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. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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The ENERGY STAR Score for Residence Halls/Dormitories applies to buildings associated with educational institutions (residence halls/dormitories) or military facilities (barracks) which offer multiple accommodations for long-term residents. 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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