This scorecard provides a quick snapshot of a building’s energy performance. Depending on type of building, the score card will display either the building’s 1-100 ENERGY STAR score or site energy use intensity (EUI).
About the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score
Using the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score, you can understand how a building’s energy consumption measures up against similar buildings nationwide. A score of 50 represents median energy performance, which means it performs better than 50 percent of its peers. Higher scores mean better energy efficiency, resulting in less energy used and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. The pin color indicates the building’s overall energy performance as follows:
- Green: ENERGY STAR score = 75 – 100
- Yellow: ENERGY STAR score = 26 – 74
- Red: ENERGY STAR score = 0 – 25
If you see the blue ENERGY STAR mark in the corner of the scorecard, the building has earned ENERGY STAR certification. That means it has a score of 75 or better and has been verified to perform among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers. Learn more about ENERGY STAR certification.
Scores and certification are available for more than 20 different U.S. building types. Learn more about how the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score is calculated.
About Energy Use Intensity
If a 1-100 score for a specific building type is not available, site energy use intensity (EUI) is displayed on the scorecard. EUI is expressed as energy (kBtu) per square foot per year. It’s calculated by dividing the total annual energy consumed by the building by the total gross floor area of the building. Generally, a low EUI signifies good energy performance. However, certain property types will always use more energy than others. For example, an elementary school uses relatively little energy compared to a hospital.
To see examples, watch a video, or download a table of national average energy use intensities for different building types, visit what is energy use intensity (EUI)?