Step 6: Market your project as Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

Congratulations! You’ve been recognized for designing a building that, once in operation, will perform among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. That means your client will enjoy lower utility bills, a smaller carbon footprint, increased rental rates, higher asset value, improved marketability, increased occupancy, and the knowledge that they’re doing the right thing. And you can enjoy taking the credit!

But first, you have to let people know that your design has achieved this recognition. Below are tools that you can use to spread the word about your accomplishment.

Send a memo or issue a press release

Issue a press release for a quick-and-easy way to share the good news with other clients, prospects, employees, and the media.

Submit a design profile on the ENERGY STAR website

Share your experience with other architects, engineers, and building owners, plus get some good recognition for your achievements. Submit your profile by writing to us at with the subject line "ENERGY STAR SPP Design Profile."

Use the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR mark

Upon notification of approval, the architect of record will receive a username and password to access logo files. Before using this mark, be sure to adhere to the ENERGY STAR brand guidelines.

The Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR mark may be used in the following ways:

  • In advertisements, case studies, and other promotional materials for a specific project (must appear adjacent to the building name or project description)
  • On building plans (must appear adjacent to the building name in the title block)
  • On banners and signage at construction site (must appear adjacent to building name)

See the complete ENERGY STAR brand guidelines.

Market your project as Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects

Join the nationwide competition to submit projects that have achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR! Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects.