ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings
- The ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings helped businesses and organizations save nearly $10 billion in energy costs in 2016, contributing to cumulative energy cost savings of over $150 billion since 1992.1
- In 2019 alone, more than 260,000 buildings, comprising 24 billion square feet of floorspace, used ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool to measure and track their energy use, water use, and waste and materials.
- More than 5,700 buildings earned the ENERGY STAR in 2019, bringing the total to more than 36,000.
- On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings use 35% less energy than typical buildings nationwide.
- Studies find that ENERGY STAR certified buildings command a premium of up to 16 percent for sales prices and rental rates.2
- As of the end of 2019, 32 local governments, three states, and one Canadian province rely on EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as the foundation for their energy benchmarking and transparency policies.
ENERGY STAR for Industrial Plants
- The ENERGY STAR program for industrial plants helped businesses save $1.4 billion in energy costs in 2016, contributing to cumulative energy cost savings of $42 billion since 1992.1
- As of 2019, 33 diverse industrial sectors work with ENERGY STAR to strategically manage their energy use, from cookie and cracker bakeries and pharmaceutical plants to integrated steel mills and petroleum refineries.
- 95 industrial plants earned the ENERGY STAR in 2019.
- Estimated energy cost savings represent the present value of net energy cost savings, calculated by taking the difference between total energy bill savings and the incremental additional investment in energy-efficient technologies and services.
- Boston Green Ribbon Commission. (2012). Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities, Boston Green Ribbon Commission. https://www.abettercity.org/docs/06.2012%20-%20Benchmarking%20report%20-%20Final.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB)