How to apply for the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR®

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This is a screenshot of the first page of the step-by-step guide for applying for DEES recognition.

Use this step-by-step guide for detailed instructions on how to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. It describes the process, requirements, and documents needed to submit your design project to EPA and receive recognition.

Note: EPA has temporarily suspended certification for all commercial buildings and design projects in the U.S. (except for multifamily properties, data centers, senior care communities, and hospitals) while it conducts a review of the score models. To learn more, visit