Corporate real estate

Two Decades of ENERGY STAR®: A Retrospective Study of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Office Buildings Score and Certification

In our latest DataTrends report, we examine how the energy use of U.S. office buildings has changed over the past two decades and how ENERGY STAR certified office buildings have performed by comparison. We also explore what may contribute to an office building’s top energy performance.

Successes in Sustainability: Landlords and Tenants Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency

This 28-page report profiles several commercial real estate owners, managers, and tenants who are tapping into the power of collaboration to overcome barriers to high-performance, sustainable buildings.  These innovative organizations demonstrate the value of retrofitting leased space as green space, measuring and sharing energy data to enable efficiency, and engaging around sustainability.  Their stories serve as models for other landlords and tenants who face challenges in coming together for top performance.

Tenant data request: Sample letter

Use this sample letter to request energy data from your tenants. This is helpful for instances where you want whole-building energy data, but only have access to energy bills for a portion of the space. The letter discusses what it means to be an ENERGY STAR partner, why benchmarking is important, and what exactly you need your tenants to do.

DataTrends: Energy Use in Office Buildings

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of office buildings benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

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