ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects

Join the Green Your Blueprint Challenge

Architects and engineers can green their blueprints with ENERGY STAR by joining the ongoing challenge from EPA and designing energy-efficient buildings. See how your peers are using ENERGY STAR tools and resources to make informed decisions about energy during the design phase. Also, learn how your firm can join the ENERGY STAR team and make a difference.

Moseley Architects and Loudoun County Public Schools achieve energy goals

A/E firms design for an energy-efficient future

Use ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager tools
 

Moseley Architects and Loudoun County Public Schools achieve energy goals

Moseley Architects and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) are getting it done from design to operations with help from ENERGY STAR. They’ve submitted 11 projects achieving Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR with almost half being built and earning ENERGY STAR certification. Learn more in the ENERGY STAR building design profile.

Trailside Middle School – LCPS; Moseley Architects
2012: Achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition 
2016: Earned ENERGY STAR certification

“Using EPA's standardized energy performance metrics helps us establish measurable energy goals, assess progress toward meeting those goals, and track performance after occupancy. This process allows Loudoun County Public Schools to know if design strategies were executed properly and whether energy goals were actually achieved.” – Loudoun County Public Schools

A/E firms design for an energy-efficient future

Flad Architects: The new kid on the block working with Kilroy Realty!
Fanning Howey Associates: 2016 ENERGY STAR A/E firm award winner
CR Architecture + Design: Submitted 26 design projects for The Kroger Company

 Project Name:
  The Exchange
  Architect of Record:
  Flad Architects
  Building Owner:
  Kilroy Realty Corp.
  Energy + CO2 Reduced:
   80%

 

The Exchange Building, San Francisco, CA; Flad Architects
 












2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winner
Cliff Brady, Fanning Howey Associates, pictured with Carolyn Synder, U.S. EPA

 

Use ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager tools to:

  • Set realistic energy performance targets for your design projects based on a national survey of building energy consumption data.  
  • Determine if you're meeting your goal by comparing your design EUI to the target and median EUI of similar building types and track progress throughout the design.
  • Bridge the gap between design and operations by using the same tools for measuring energy use during the design phase and in existing buildings.
  • Align your projects with the ENERGY STAR brand, which is recognized and trusted by more than 80% of Americans for identifying energy-efficient products, homes, and buildings.
  • Apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition.
  • Understand why states and local governments are adopting policies that specify the use of ENERGY STAR tools.

Average estimated energy use and CO2-e reductions

45%

Cumulative weighted average for all design projects as of
December 2016

Average ENERGY STAR design score

93

Cumulative weighted average for all design projects as of
December 2016

Submit your next design project to EPA and be recognized by joining the list of projects and architects to achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

DEES Mark

Upcoming Events

AIA Conference on Architecture
Orlando, FL
Thursday, April 27, 2017
2 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Join this moderated panel on "TH209 Energy Rules: Closing the Circle Between Design and Operations"