Tools and Resources
This 28-page report profiles several commercial real estate owners, managers, and tenants who are tapping into the power of collaboration to overcome barriers to high-performance, sustainable buildings. These innovative organizations demonstrate the value of retrofitting leased space as green space, measuring and sharing energy data to enable efficiency, and engaging around sustainability. Their stories serve as models for other landlords and tenants who face challenges in coming together for top performance.
This 12-page report summarizes the findings from a study on the financial benefits of energy efficiency in commercial office buildings. The study provides a detailed analysis of the benefits of using ENERGY STAR to achieve a high level of energy performance in commercial buildings. The benefits analyzed include significant direct financial savings from reduced energy use, persistent savings from improvements in energy performance, improved building occupancy, and higher building asset value.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Target Finder is the no-cost online tool that enables architects and building owners to set energy targets and receive an ENERGY STAR energy performance score for projects during the design process. Projects that earn a score of 75 or higher may be eligible for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification.
Use this 32-slide presentation to learn about the 2015 EPA National Building Competition, the top three reasons to compete, ENERGY STAR tools for saving energy and water, and how your building or organization can participate.
The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.
Teaming Up to Save Energy is a “how-to” guide on building an energy management team. This 40-page booklet discusses the structure, launch, and maintenance of an energy team. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and a checklist are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation. This guide complements EPA's Guidelines for Energy Management.
tekWorx implemented an adaptive control system saving Schering-Plough $150,000 per year.
Download these nine customizable slides to spread the word about EPA's ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt campaign, which kicks off this October and runs until January 15, 2020.
Use this sample letter to request energy data from your tenants. This is helpful for instances where you want whole-building energy data, but only have access to energy bills for a portion of the space. The letter discusses what it means to be an ENERGY STAR partner, why benchmarking is important, and what exactly you need your tenants to do.