Did you know that your building can earn ENERGY STAR certification just like a refrigerator or light bulb?
The mark of efficiency
Certified buildings save
ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. How? To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA.
Specifically, to be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Through Portfolio Manager, EPA delivers 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR scores for many types of buildings. The ENERGY STAR score accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data, and other important considerations. Learn more about how the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score is calculated.
Certification is annual and verified by a third-party
Certification is given on an annual basis, so a building must maintain its high performance to be certified year to year. And the information submitted in the certification application must be verified by a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) to be eligible for approval.
And it’s growing
The number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings continues to grow! When you certify your building as ENERGY STAR, you’re joining tens of thousands of environmental leaders who understand that energy efficiency isn’t just the first step to being green. It’s a smart business decision that can have a high return on investment and is necessary to remain competitive.
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