EPA Celebrates a Decade of ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the ENERGY STAR to the first building in 1999. Now, a decade later, EPA is celebrating this landmark anniversary with a historical retrospective of the ENERGY STAR buildings program.
The retrospective shares the story of how it all began, a picture of where we are today, and a glimpse of the exciting future that lies ahead for the ENERGY STAR buildings program. A selection of building case studies accompanies the retrospective and chronicles how the energy efficiency of different buildings improved with help from ENERGY STAR. The retrospective also highlights a collection of noteworthy buildings across different categories that have earned the ENERGY STAR, including:
- The oldest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Cambridge Savings Bank in Cambridge, MA
- The tallest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Aon Center in Chicago, IL
- The largest building to earn the ENERGY STAR: USAA McDermott Building in San Antonio, TX
- The first building to earn the ENERGY STAR: Ridgehaven Green Building in San Diego, CA
To download a copy of the 20-page retrospective, visit www.energystar.gov/decade.