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Auto dealersView All Resources >

A Dealer Guide to ENERGY STAR®: Putting Energy into Profits The purpose of this 33-page guide is to help automobile dealers and their managers learn about opportunities to save energy and reduce utility costs. Saving energy also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that may contribute to climate change.  Learn More

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Putting Energy into Profits: Small Business Guide Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:  Learn More

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Commercial real estateView All Resources >

8 Great Strategies to Engage Tenants on Energy Efficiency This 45-slide PDF presentation details eight ways to engage your employees and tenants in saving energy. It also includes plenty of examples from successful ENERGY STAR partners!  Learn More

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Beacon Capital Partners, LLC’s Energy Policy Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.  Learn More

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Bentall Kennedy’s Corporate Sustainability Policy Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.  Learn More

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CongregationsView All Resources >

ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations This workbook is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.  Learn More

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ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations Appendices This document supplements the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations.  Learn More

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ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations Summary This document summarizes the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations.  Learn More

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Corporate real estateView All Resources >

8 Great Strategies to Engage Tenants on Energy Efficiency This 45-slide PDF presentation details eight ways to engage your employees and tenants in saving energy. It also includes plenty of examples from successful ENERGY STAR partners!  Learn More

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DataTrends: Energy Use in Office Buildings This factsheet examines how office buildings that benchmark in Portfolio Manager use energy.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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Data centersView All Resources >

Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design 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.  Learn More

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Data Center FAQs Use this document to better understand EPA's 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for data centers and learn how to benchmark your data center in Portfolio Manager. It includes answers to common questions about the score, the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric, and energy measurement.  Learn More

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Data Center Industry Leaders Agreement on Energy Efficiency Guiding Principles, February 1, 2010 Read this guidance to understand and implement the standardized energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions for data centers. The document also contains contact information for industry leaders developing the national guidance standards.  Learn More

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Entertainment venuesView All Resources >

ENERGY STAR Success Story: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals On April 10, 2006, the Cardinals opened their new 46,000-seat retro-style ballpark, Busch Stadium, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. That year, the Cardinals became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark.  Learn More

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ENERGY STAR Success Story: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, the Great American Ball Park is home to the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise.  Learn More

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ENERGY STAR Success Story: Mark Twain House & Museum Built in 1874, the Mark Twain House & Museum is considered one of the premier tourist attractions in the State of Connecticut.  Learn More

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Federal agenciesView All Resources >

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance This document provides benchmarking guidance and reviews the benchmarking requirements for federal facilities per the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Use this document to understand and implement EISA 2007 benchmarking requirements for federal buildings.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects This 11-page paper describes how performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements may offer you a practical solution when no money is available in the current budget for further improvements.  Learn More

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Grocery & convenience storesView All Resources >

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 11: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.  Learn More

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Putting Energy into Profits: Small Business Guide Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:  Learn More

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HealthcareView All Resources >

An Eye on Energy Performance (Provider, March 2011) This one-page Provider article tells how proper installation of new equipment and diagnostic testing of existing systems can achieve surprising levels of energy efficiency, even in older buildings.  Learn More

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Best Practices to Improve Energy Performance: Acute Care and Children's Hospitals Low-Cost O&M Checklist Use this three-page checklist of low-cost O&M practice to identify opportunities, assign responsibility, and track progress toward goals at your facility.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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Higher educationView All Resources >

College/University Student Activity Guide The ENERGY STAR Student Activity Guide is available to colleges and universities that are looking to improve energy performance on-campus.  Learn More

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Course Outline and Reading List This is a six-page outline for a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency, taught by using the tools and resources provided by EPA's ENERGY STAR program.  Learn More

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Course Syllabus This is a fully customizable 11-page syllabus for a college-level course on commercial building energy efficiency, taught by using the tools and resources provided by EPA's ENERGY STAR program.  Learn More

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Home-based businessesView All Resources >

 

HospitalityView All Resources >

DataTrends: Energy Use in Hotels The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 12: Hotels and Motels The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.  Learn More

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Industrial/manufacturingView All Resources >

Accurate Air Engineering, Inc. and Kraft Foods Teaming Profile Accurate Air Engineering helps Kraft save $50,000 with compressed air automation.  Learn More

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Aelux and Dresser Inc. Teaming Profile Aelux retrofits over 600 lighting fixtures at Dresser site, saving over $300,000 a year in energy costs.  Learn More

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Armstrong & Pfizer Teaming Presentation- Energy Efficiency ... Process vs. Program This presentation explains how Armstrong International, Inc. assissted Pfizer with energy efficiency in regards to process vs. program.  Learn More

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K-12 schoolsView All Resources >

A Beautiful World Starts with You Coloring Book (En Espanol) Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy (en Espanol).  Learn More

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A Beautiful World Starts with You Coloring Book (in English) Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy.  Learn More

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Colorado Springs School District 11 − Achieving Healthy Indoor Learning Environments Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades Colorado Springs School District (SD) 11 provides an outstanding example of how integrated energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs can improve learning environments for students.  Learn More

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Multifamily housingView All Resources >

Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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ENERGY STAR Success Story: TIAA-CREF Multifamily Housing This two-page success story outlines how TIAA-CREF made a commitment to reduce operating costs by managing its residential communities with an eye toward greater energy efficiency.  Learn More

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Energy Transparency in the Multifamily Housing Sector: Executive Summary This report by the Institute for Market Transformation is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations.  Learn More

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RestaurantsView All Resources >

ENERGY STAR Guide for Restaurants: Putting Energy into Profits Use this resource to help your restaurant save energy and water and boost your bottom line while helping to protect the environment. The guide discusses appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, and waste management for your business, and provides tips and easy steps to help you get started.  Learn More

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Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Restaurants This two-page fact sheet gives a big-picture overview of how to save energy in restaurants, additional resources to consider, and two real-world success stories.  Learn More

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Putting Energy into Profits: Small Business Guide Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:  Learn More

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RetailView All Resources >

Burton Energy Group and Staples London Fulfillment Center Burton Energy Group helps Staples reduce energy consumption in a 500,000-square-foot warehouse by more than 7 percent, with a predicte  

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DataTrends: Energy Use in Retail Stores The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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Service and product provider (SPP)View All Resources >

ABM Engineering Services and USAA Real Estate Company: SPP Success Story ABM Engineering Services assists USAA Real Estate Company in achieving 25% reductions in energy and water use throughout USAA's commercial portfolio.  Learn More

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Accurate Air Engineering, Inc. and Kraft Foods Teaming Profile Accurate Air Engineering helps Kraft save $50,000 with compressed air automation.  Learn More

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Advantage IQ and The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.: SPP Success Story A&P partners with Advantage IQ and uses ENERGY STAR benchmarking to drive energy savings.  Learn More

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Small businessView All Resources >

A Dealer Guide to ENERGY STAR®: Putting Energy into Profits The purpose of this 33-page guide is to help automobile dealers and their managers learn about opportunities to save energy and reduce utility costs. Saving energy also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that may contribute to climate change.  Learn More

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ENERGY STAR Guide for Restaurants: Putting Energy into Profits Use this resource to help your restaurant save energy and water and boost your bottom line while helping to protect the environment. The guide discusses appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, and waste management for your business, and provides tips and easy steps to help you get started.  Learn More

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Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Restaurants This two-page fact sheet gives a big-picture overview of how to save energy in restaurants, additional resources to consider, and two real-world success stories.  Learn More

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State and local governmentView All Resources >

Easy Access to Energy Improvement Funds in the Public Sector This two-page primer provides an overview of two of the most popular mechanisms for financing energy efficiency projects in the public sector: performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements.  Learn More

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Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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ENERGY STAR® Performance Contracting Best Practices This 19-page primer is designed to establish best practices for energy service companies (ESCOs) that are implementing energy performance contract (EPC) projects by integrating several publicly available Web-based ENERGY STAR tools that the U.S.  Learn More

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Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administratorsView All Resources >

Directory of energy efficiency programs leveraging ENERGY STAR Use this directory to find Energy Efficiency Program Administrators who run regional or sector-based programs to promote energy efficiency.  Learn More

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EEPS Partnership Agreement Packet Interested in partnering with EPA to become an ENERGY STAR Energy Efficiency Program Sponsor (EEPS)? Utility and energy delivery organizations can use this packet to review eligibility criteria and fill out a Partnership Agreement.  Learn More

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Warehouse/distribution centersView All Resources >

Emerging themes in energy management 2014 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 More

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Liberty 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  Learn More

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Warehouse Best Practices Checklist 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.  Learn More

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