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.
In this 2-page fact sheet from the City of Seattle, Nicholas Stolatis of TIAA-CREF shares their tips for success and how they made the Aspira, a luxury apartment complex in downtown Seattle that was already energy efficient, perform even better.
Use this in-depth, 6-page checklist to help identify and implement no- and low-cost changes to improve energy and water efficiency across your apartment and condo buildings.
These cost-effective tips are grouped in categories according to engagement strategies, building upgrades that follow EPA’s recommend five-stage approach, and water-saving strategies: Education & engagement; retrocommissioning; lighting; supplemental load reduction; air distribution systems; heating and cooling systems; and water use.
The ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing applies to buildings that contain 20 or more residential living units. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.
This two-page fact sheet outlines no‐ and low‐cost measures that ENERGY STAR partners have found to be effective in reducing energy consumption and operating expenses in multifamily housing communities.
This two-page success story outlines how TIAA-CREF made a commitment to reduce operating costs by managing its residential communities with an eye toward greater energy efficiency. From 2007 through 2009, the organization reduced its communities’ common area energy consumption by 9.1%—leading to energy cost savings of about $500,000 each year.