See Who’s Leading the Way with ENERGY STAR

Owners are asking for energy-efficient buildings and architecture firms are delivering with help from ENERGY STAR. In addition to achieving EPA recognition for the design project, many of these properties go on to earn ENERGY STAR certification for the completed building.

Check out building owners, projects and architects that achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition.

ENERGY STAR Certified Building and Plant Locator – Find Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR projects once built and operating that earned ENERGY STAR building certification.

Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR in Action

Hines was an early adopter; this property achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition in 2017 and then earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2019.

Hines Buildings 222 Second Ave

Project: 22 Second Ave

Project Type: Office

Location:  Nashville, TN

Owner: Hines

AOR: Gresham Smith

2021 ENERGY STAR Decarbonize Your Design Challenge

The Best Projects

EPA celebrates the 2021 Challenge winning projects, Architect of Record firms and building owners.  These projects were selected for exemplary energy design strategies that will prevent CO2 emissions now and well into the future.

Commercial New Construction

  • Project: Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School
  • AOR: Stantec Architecture     
  • Owner: Loudon County Public Schools

Major Renovation/Addition

  • Project: Crossfield Elementary School
  • AOR: Moseley Architects
  • Owner: Fairfax County Public Schools

View projects in the Challenge Gallery

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Learn how your organization can join and compete for best project in the 2022 Challenge!

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Learn (PDF, 598) how Kroger improved its prototype designs by building on lessons learned from each project.