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.

Just getting started? Have an ENERGY STAR score less than 75?

If you’re new to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, head back to the use Portfolio Manager section to learn all about benchmarking and the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score.

Have an ENERGY STAR score under 75? Sorry, only buildings with a score of 75 or higher are eligible to apply for ENERGY STAR certification. Visit the save energy section for tips on how to reduce your energy use and improve your 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score.

Have an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher?

Congratulations! That means you’re performing among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide! Applying for ENERGY STAR certification is a streamlined and easy process in Portfolio Manager. Just log in to the tool and follow the step-by-step instructions for your building that has a score of 75 or higher.

Certification requires verification

There is no cost to apply for certification. However, keep in mind that 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: your reported property use characteristics (including square footage of the building), your energy data, and whether each of the indoor environment criteria has been met.

Using somebody in-house to verify your application? Refer him or her to the verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification section to learn all about how to complete this process.

Find a Licensed Professional (PE or RA)

Search the licensed professional directory to find a licensed professional (PE or RA) who’s performed ENERGY STAR verifications before.

New! Licensed Professional Finder

Enter your zip code to find Licensed Professionals that have verified properties near you for ENERGY STAR certification.

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