ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects

Architects and engineers are getting it right!

EPA is helping architects and owners with the challenge of bridging the energy gap between building design and operations. Through feedback and collaboration, ENERGY STAR partners are getting it right by selecting design strategies to achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition.

Using Portfolio Manager, they track the energy lifecycle of their buildings to evaluate design decisions and determine if the building is operating as intended.

ENERGY STAR helps close the circle between design and operations: Case Study

Updates to ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager

And, the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of Year Award Winner is….

New Application Process for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Recognition

ENERGY STAR helps close the circle between design and operations: Case Study

Moseley Architects and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) (PDF, 184 KB) are getting it done from design to operations with help from ENERGY STAR.

All of the design projects submitted by this winning pair which have achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR have subsequently gone on to earn ENERGY STAR certification.” – John Lord, LCPS

“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

Updates to ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager

Update to Metrics

On August 26, 2018, EPA will update metrics in Portfolio Manager and Target Finder tools. This will result in changes to select property types for the design target EUI, ENERGY STAR score calculated for your estimated energy and eligibility for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. Learn more:

Using ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager to:

And the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of Year Award Winner is Moseley Architects!

Partner of Year Award Winner is Moseley Architects

Photo left to right: Jason Forsyth and John Nichols, Moseley Architects; Michael Zatz, US EPA; Bryna Dunn, Moseley Architects

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 (PDF, 184 KB).

EPA congratulates Moseley Architects on their award for:

  • Achieving 13 Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certifications, for nearly 1.4 million square feet and preventing an estimated 3,100 metric tons CO2-e.

Press release: Moseley Architects Receives 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

New Application Process for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Recognition

EPA has made it easier to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition by consolidating the application into one document.

In addition, EPA has developed best practice guidance for creating design records in Portfolio Manager to help you track energy use for the life of the property,

Learn more: How to Apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR Recognition

Average estimated energy use and CO2-e reductions

50%

Cumulative weighted average for all design projects as of
January 2018

Average ENERGY STAR design score

92

Cumulative weighted average for all design projects as of
January 2018

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

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