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11-8-2016

This paper from Duke University focuses primarily on the development of an updated ENERGY STAR industrial Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for the cement industry and the change in the energy performance of the industry observed when the benchmarking system was updated from the original benchmark in 1997 to the new benchmark in 2008.

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9-9-2016

Since the first ENERGY STAR certified building in 1999, ENERGY STAR has worked to bring thousands of organizations in the commercial building marketplace to the forefront of energy efficiency and climate stewardship. This report gives an overview of the first decade of the program from 1999-2009, includes many photos of interesting buildings, and provides brief case studies of notable ENERGY STAR certified properties.

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9-9-2016

Read this paper, by researches at UCLA, Maastricht University, and UC Berkeley, to learn about the electricity consumption of commercial buildings. The paper looks at a large sample of buildings from California over a 10-year period. The paper discusses the impact of structure quality on electricity consumption, and also explores the role that tenant behavior and tenant incentives play in determining a building’s environmental performance.

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9-9-2016

What are the cost benefits to building green? This report from Springer Science + Business Media answers the question by exploring the relationship between green building design and leasing, as well as sales markets for commercial real estate. Energy efficient design can cost more, but it results in higher occupancy, rents, and selling prices for your ENERGY STAR certified projects.

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9-9-2016

This paper explores a 2010 survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle, which revealed a trend among corporate real estate executives toward sustainability strategies. The report explores the consideration of sustainability when determining location, the willingness to pay more for green space, and the workplace benefits of sustainability, such as employee health and productivity.

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9-9-2016

This report from the Institute for Market Transformation examines how mandatory rating and disclosure policies can help achieve real progress in reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. commercial buildings. Using best practices in current policies, this paper lays out a policy framework for maximizing the market transformation potential of rating commercial buildings.

List of Legislation and Campaigns Leveraging ENERGY STAR
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7-10-2017

Federal agencies and state and local governments across the country are taking important steps to protect the environment and lower energy costs by adopting policies that leverage EPA’s ENERGY STAR tools to reduce energy use in commercial buildings, through both required policy measures and voluntary campaigns. This document provides a summary of federal, state, and local efforts that refer to ENERGY STAR tools.

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11-21-2016

This report describes the work of EPA and the automobile manufacturing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for assembly plants. These types of plants are defined as those that produce passenger cars, light-duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans in the United States. Learn how EPA uses EPIs to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their energy use. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for automobile assembly plants. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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11-18-2016

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of office buildings benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

DataTrends: Energy Use in Hotels
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11-18-2016

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of hotels benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

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