How to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

COVID-19 Program Impacts: EPA has made several changes to the certification rules. See this FAQ for the latest updates.

First, You’ll Need an ENERGY STAR Score of 75 Or Higher

If you’re new here, head back to the use Portfolio Manager section to learn all about benchmarking and the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score. Then visit the save energy section for tips on how to reduce your energy use and improve your score.

Next, You’ll Need to Apply in Portfolio Manager

These step-by-step instructions will show you how.

Finally, You’ll Need to Have Your Application Verified

You’ll need to get your application verified and stamped by a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA). This means they’ll need to sign off on a few things in your application: your property use characteristics (including square footage of the building), your energy data, and whether each of the indoor environment criteria has been met.

You can search our online directory for a licensed professional (PE or RA) who’s performed ENERGY STAR verifications before. Costs vary, but a typical verification for an average building costs around $1,500. We have tips for lowering these costs.

You can also use somebody in-house to verify your application. Refer this person to the verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification section to learn how.

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