Last year, EPA's ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings and industrial plants helped businesses and organizations avoid:
$14 billion in energy costs
230 billion kWh of electricity
170 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
Since 1992, the program has helped businesses and organizations avoid:
Nearly $200 billion in energy costs
Nearly 2.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
ENERGY STAR in the Commercial Buildings Market
Last year alone, more than 300,000 buildings, comprising nearly 25% of all commercial building floorspace in the U.S., used EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool to measure and track their energy use, water use, and waste and materials.
Six states, 43 local governments, and one Canadian province rely on EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as the foundation for their energy benchmarking and transparency policies.
More than 900 designs for new construction projects have achieved "Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR" designation from EPA.
ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings
Last year, nearly 7,200 commercial buildings earned the ENERGY STAR, saving more than $1.8 billion and preventing nearly 4.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Since 1992, more than 40,000 commercial buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR, comprising more than 6 billion square feet of floor space.
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.1
ENERGY STAR in the Industrial Sector
More than 430 industrial companies partner with EPA's ENERGY STAR program.
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.
More than 650 industrial sites have achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, saving nearly 106 trillion Btus of energy.
ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Plants
Since 2006, more than 250 industrial plants have earned ENERGY STAR certification, helping those companies avoid more than:
$7 billion in energy costs
1.2 quadrillion Btus of energy
70 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions