Comments and conclusion on the verification process for ENERGY STAR certified buildings
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9-9-2016
This 5-page report summarizes the comments EPA received in response to a request for input on the ENERGY STAR verification process for certifying commercial buildings and details its conclusions and next steps based on those comments. EPA gathered this input in July and August of 2014.
Cover of National Green Building Adoption Index - 2014
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9-9-2016

ENERGY STAR Award-winning partner CBRE engaged a research team from Maastricht University to measure the uptake of green building certification in the top 30 largest U.S. office markets from 2005 to 2013. The results are outlined in this 38-page report. Among the key findings are:

This image shows the first page of the Emerging Themes in Energy Management 2014 document.
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12-13-2016

When reviewing the applications for the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for Energy Management, we noticed 12 major themes that seemed to keep popping up. Learn what the best-of-the-best are doing to enhance their world-class energy programs by downloading this two-page summary, which briefly describes each theme.

The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report, 2013
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12-13-2016

In 2011, New York City passed Local Law 84, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report analyzes data from the second year of benchmarking, and, as such, was the first report to be able to compare two robust sets of data. Among the more notable findings: the median 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score of New York City buildings increased from a 64 to 67 between the two reporting years. 

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11-21-2016

The ENERGY STAR Snapshot provides an at-a-glance summary of the key performance indicators for the commercial and industrial program. The Snapshot brings together the latest national metrics to help ENERGY STAR partners see the impact of their efforts. It provides a look at:

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9-9-2016

In May of 2012, the National Association of Counties and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) launched a study to learn more about how counties use energy in their buildings. Their goal is to help counties identify strategies to increase their energy efficiency by tracking energy use in their facilities and creating a plan for energy-saving improvements. Read this 15-page report for a summary of findings about county buildings and their energy use based on an analysis of data in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

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9-9-2016

This report disucsses the carbon emissions reduction potential in the U.S. chemicals and pulp & paper industries by applying CHP technologies

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11-8-2016

This report discusses the energy consumption and intensity in the U.S. chemical industry.

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9-9-2016

This paper describes the potential use of benchmarking for evaluating Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the cement industry.

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9-9-2016

Global leaders within the data center industry developed a consistent set of global metrics for measuring energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. This protocol provides the agreed-on measurement protocols for PUE, Green Energy Coefficient (GEC), Energy Reuse Factor (ERF), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE). This document, dated October 2, 2012, also discusses agreements that have been reached to date.

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