Newly constructed buildings are often assumed to be energy efficient, but that’s not always the case! These next sections will explain how ENERGY STAR metrics and guidance can help you prioritize energy early and throughout the design process and know if your project will be among the top performers. The early stages of design are when many of the strategies that contribute to the building’s energy performance get locked in.
These resources will show you how to evaluate design strategies that affect energy, so you can specify and deliver commercial building designs that prevent carbon emissions, save money, and reduce energy use well into the future. Plus, learn how to get your next project recognized by EPA for achieving Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.