Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR isn’t just for existing buildings. Hundreds of commercial construction projects have earned recognition for being designed to be energy-efficient once built. So efficient, in fact, that they’re Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.
When a commercial construction project achieves Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR, it means that, once built, it’s intended to perform among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. It will also meet EPA’s performance levels for comfort, lighting, and indoor air quality.
For building owners, it’s peace of mind that you won’t be left behind. Your building is designed to answer the growing demand for energy-efficient buildings from the marketplace. It has competitiveness built into its foundation by using less energy, costing less to operate, and generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about why you should design your next building to earn the ENERGY STAR.
For architects, it’s a way to show leadership … that you understand how to deliver the demand for green and the positive impact your work can have in the fight against global warming for years to come. See how you can design commercial buildings with help from ENERGY STAR.
The ENERGY STAR Green Your Blueprint Challenge!
This year, EPA is excited to recognize architecture/engineering (A/E) firms for submitting projects that achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. Join the Challenge, and we'll celebrate the Green Your Blueprint winners in May at the 2015 AIA National Convention, in Atlanta, GA.
Win the Challenge in three categories!
1. Submit the most Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR projects.
2. Receive the most "liked" votes for your project on Pinterest.
3. Make the most challenges to other A/E firms .
Learn more at ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects.