NOTE: Beginning April 10, the Leaders recognition program will be put on hold. While on hold, EPA will be assessing options for how to grow and evolve this program to best meet the needs our partners. EPA will not accept or process applications for Leaders recognition received after April 10, 2013. If your organization is currently eligible for Leaders recognition, you must submit your completed application by April 10, 2013.
Owning a building that achieves top energy performance is a sign of good management, but owning a portfolio of buildings that achieves continuous improvement in energy performance demonstrates superior management and environmental leadership. Those ENERGY STAR partners who demonstrate continuous improvement organization-wide, not just in individual buildings, qualify for recognition as ENERGY STAR Leaders.
Review the information below to learn how your organization can become an ENERGY STAR Leader!
Improved efficiency reduces pressure on our nation's power systems, helps businesses, governments, and other organizations save money, and protects our environment. These important benefits are why EPA, in partnership with leading associations and state and local governments, is encouraging building owners across the country to become ENERGY STAR Leaders. If, for example, the energy efficiency in every commercial and industrial building nationwide improved by 10%, Americans would save about $20 billion on energy costs each year1 while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 30 million vehicles2.
An ENERGY STAR Leaders designation helps you leverage your management success, as organizations with strong energy management often outperform their competitors by as much as 10%. Associations, financial analysts, and other stakeholders can use the Leaders designation as an objective way to distinguish leading organizations from their peers. In addition, with more than 68% of U.S. households recognizing ENERGY STAR as the national symbol for protecting the environment through energy efficiency3, ENERGY STAR Leaders can promote their energy efficiency improvements to customers and clients.
EPA promotes ENERGY STAR Leaders by allowing visitors to the ENERGY STAR website easy access to the list of Leaders in the ENERGY STAR Partner database. Each year, EPA recognizes a new group of ENERGY STAR Leaders for their accomplishments in improving the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Based on Portfolio Manager results, ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition is provided for the following achievements:
To be eligible for recognition as an ENERGY STAR Leader, a business or organization must:
See the Help function within Portfolio Manager for more detailed information on how to establish and manage your Leaders account, and how to apply for ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition for your achievements.