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Toolkit for Promoting ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts for Associations & Local Governments

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

Whether you’re a trade association delivering value to your members or a local government working to achieve sustainability goals across your community, you can help your stakeholders discover the energy savings hidden in their buildings and facilities. Hundreds of organizations have used energy treasure hunts to reduce their facilities’ energy use by up to 15 percent.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Communication tools, Communications samples & templates, Campaigns
Market Sector: State & local government
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Licensed Professionals' Guide: Tenant Space Recognition

Last Updated: 11-17-2020

The 17-page Licensed Professional’s Guide for Tenant Space recognition provides everything you need to know about verifying applications for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition, a new recognition program for commercial office tenants launched by EPA in late 2020. It outlines the step-by-step process and is required reading if you’re a Licensed Professional verifying applications for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition.

Topic: Howto guides, Recognition
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How to Apply for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space Recognition

Last Updated: 11-17-2020

Download this 13-page guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for ENERGY STAR® Tenant Space recognition for your energy-efficient commercial office space. This guide will help you determine if your space qualifies for ENERGY STAR recognition as a Tenant Space, outlines the recognition eligibility requirements, and provides full details of the application process. Earn ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition, and make the commitment to save money and protect the environment through superior energy efficiency!

Topic: Howto guides, Recognition
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How to Enter and Manage Tenant Spaces in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

Last Updated: 10-29-2020

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.

Topic: Howto guides, Recognition
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ENERGY STAR Tenant Space: Sample Procurement Policy

Last Updated: 10-28-2020

Applicants for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition must have a procurement policy in place that:

Topic: Recognition
Market Sector: Corporate real estate, Commercial real estate

ENERGY STAR for Tenant Spaces: Lighting Analysis

Last Updated: 10-13-2020

This 23-page technical document describes the lighting energy unit intensity (LEUI) metric developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition.   PNNL lighting researchers studied and analyzed traditional lighting power density (LPD) in energy codes. PNNL also studied the Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) rating system, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Green Mark for Office Interiors program in Singapore. PNNL presents the results of this analysis in the development of the LEUI metric and inputs, showing that the LEUI gives commercial building owners and tenants a quantifiable tool for working together to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Technical documentation
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Presentation: How to Apply for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space Recognition

Last Updated: 10-13-2020

Use this 42-slide presentation to help you and your colleagues gain a better understanding of the value of ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition, eligibility for recognition, how to apply for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition in Portfolio Manager, and how to track the status of applications.

Topic: Recognition

Sample press release: Project has achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 09-03-2020

If your commercial building design project has achieved EPA's Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation, use this template press release to spread the word. Fill in the blanks, add your own quote, and then send it to your local or trade media with a note about why they might be interested in reporting about it.

Topic: Commercial building design, Recognition, Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR
Resource Type: Communication tools
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Cost free ENERGY STAR verification for your building

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Find a licensed professional offering ENERGY STAR verification on a cost-free, "pro bono" basis for your building.

Topic: Recognition

EPA ENERGY STAR Recognition for Efficient Office Tenant Spaces – Design & Construction

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

This 6-page document outlines proposed criteria for a new tenant-based EPA recognition for energy efficiency, and poses specific questions to solicit input from tenants, landlords, and other stakeholders in all commercial building sectors. EPA accepted comments until November 14, 2016. The comment period is now closed. Check the About "Tenant Star" page for updates. 

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Technical documentation