Commercial new construction

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Design for the future.

Owners and developers can gain a competitive edge by asking for buildings that are designed to earn ENERGY STAR -- these buildings are intended to be among the nation’s most sustainable and energy efficient.

Focus on energy lifecycle.

Oftentimes energy is overlooked during the early stages of design because it’s not considered a key component in planning a project. ENERGY STAR tools can help you establish measureable and definitive energy targets at the start of design and understand how energy permeates throughout the entire lifecycle from design to building operations.

Read on for more information on how to make sure that your next building is designed and built to earn ENERGY STAR -- and cost less to operate, use less energy, and emit fewer greenhouse gases than typical buildings.

Ask your architect to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR


Learn more about how to apply.

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