Did you know that together commercial and industrial facilities use about half of the nation’s energy, and commercial buildings by themselves use about 20 pecent? That's right, and architects today have a golden opportunity to reduce future energy consumption by designing energy-efficient buildings today. The American Institute of Architects notes, “This is an architectural opportunity. It is also a responsibility. Energy efficiency, climate change and resiliency are clearly one of the 21st century’s challenges.”1
But how exactly do you design your new building to be energy efficient?
Use EPA’s tools and resources to ensure that energy is addressed at all levels of your project—from pre-design all the way to construction.
- Learn how to ensure energy efficiency is built into your commercial new construction projects.
- Learn How to Design to Earn the ENERGY STAR on your commercial new construction projects.
- See the Architects & Projects that achieved ENERGY STAR.