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
- Hundreds of thousands of commercial properties use EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool to measure, track, assess, and report on their energy and water consumption.
- More than 9,500 buildings earned the ENERGY STAR in 2017, bringing the total to more than 32,000.
- 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 2017, 26 local governments and two states rely on EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool 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 2017, 31 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.
- 93 industrial plants earned the ENERGY STAR in 2017.
- 38 industrial plants achieved energy intensity reductions in the 2017 ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry campaign.