ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
A new home or apartment that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of office buildings benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.
The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool helps building owners and tenants measure and track energy, water use, and waste, all in a secure online environment.
Users of Portfolio Manager enter information at the “property” level. A property can be a whole building, a campus of buildings, an individual tenant space, or even a common area within a building. This 7-page guidance document with screenshots describes how to create a tenant property, as well as how to link tenant properties to the whole building.
ENERGY STAR Award-winning partner CBRE engaged a research team from Maastricht University to measure the uptake of green building certification in the top 30 largest U.S. office markets from 2005 to 2013. The results are outlined in this 38-page report. Among the key findings are:
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.
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.