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 2018 alone, more than 270,000 buildings, comprising 26 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 8,100 buildings earned the ENERGY STAR in 2018, bringing the total to more than 34,000.
- 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 2018, 29 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 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.