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.
When you're trying decide which apartment to lease, your monthly costs are more than just rent -- utility costs add up, too. This one-page infographic shows how renters can save money, energy, and water by leasing at a property that has earned the ENERGY STAR certification and uses ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products. See a side-by-side comparison of costs between an apartment with ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products and one without. And remember to ask about ENERGY STAR the next time you're apartment shopping.
Customize this sample leasing brochure by adding your logo and details about the sustainability measures implemented on your property. Use it to help promote your ENERGY STAR certified apartment properties to residents and prospective renters.
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.
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 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.
This report by the Institute for Market Transformation is intended to serve as a guide for policymakers and multifamily stakeholders on benchmarking and disclosure rules and regulations. It provides an introduction to the multifamily housing sector, followed by a thorough review of existing benchmarking and disclosure policies and an assessment of continuing policy challenges and opportunities.