Certification Nation 2022

Earn new special recognition in 2022!ENERGY STAR certification mark

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR, EPA is offering special one-time recognition to all organizations who certify 5 or more buildings in 2022! This special recognition opportunity is only available in 2022, so there’s never been a better time to certify and join the growing nation of certified buildings and plants – the ENERGY STAR Certification Nation.

Any U.S. organization that earns 2022 certification for (or, in the case of Service and Product Providers, helps certify) at least 5 buildings or plants is eligible for recognition under Certification Nation. You do not need to be an ENERGY STAR partner to participate.

ENERGY STAR certification mark

Four levels of recognition available

Organizations that meet any of the minimum requirements below are eligible to apply for special recognition as a Member, Premier Member, Executive Member, or Elite Member!

Certification Nation Member Badge

Member

Certify 5 or more buildings or plants in 2022. Starting this May, all members will receive:

  • A listing on our website
  • A digital badge (shown at left)
Certification Nation 2022 Premier Badge

Premier Member

Certify 15 or more buildings or plants in 2022. Starting this May, all Premier Members will receive:

  • A listing on our website
  • A digital badge (shown at left)
  • A personalized letter from the director of EPA’s Climate Partnership Programs
Certification Nation 2022 Executive Badge

Executive Member

Certify 50 or more buildings or plants in 2022. Starting this May, all Executive Members will receive:

  • A listing on our website
  • A digital badge (shown at left)
  • A personalized letter from a senior EPA official (mailed in 2023)
Certification Nation 2022 Elite Badge

Elite Member

Certify 150 or more buildings or plants in 2022. Starting this May, all Elite Members will receive:

  • A listing on our website
  • A digital badge (shown at left)
  • A personalized letter from a senior EPA official (mailed in 2023)
  • Inclusion in an EPA press release

Apply to Join! 

You must have already earned 2022 ENERGY STAR certification for your properties before applying for membership. If your buildings have not yet earned 2022 certification, you must do that first. Learn more about how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification

When you apply for membership to Certification Nation, you will be asked to upload a spreadsheet that includes the name and Building ID of each 2022 certified property for which you are claiming credit. (Plants can simply list their name of their facility.) 

Deadlines:

  • December 9, 2022: The deadline for submitting applications for your building(s) to earn 2022 ENERGY STAR certification
  • March 3, 2023: The deadline for submitting applications to become a member of Certification Nation.

Apply now

Who's Leading Certification Nation? 

New members will be added to our leaderboard every week. Check back often to see which organizations are leading the nation with the most 2022 ENERGY STAR certified buildings! See Leaderboard.

Questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions for more information.

A Look at the Past

Did you know? We hosted our first Certification Nation campaign in 2014. More than 300 organizations joined in the following categories:

  • 177 were Members (5+ buildings)
  • 86 were Premier Members (15+ buildings)
  • 29 were Executive Members (50+ buildings)
  • 8 were Elite Members (150+ buildings)