This study, by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, analyzes the potential of a national building energy rating and disclosure policy to create jobs and reduce energy-related expenditures in commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The analysis predicts such a policy would create more than 23,000 net new jobs in 2015 and more than 59,000 jobs in 2020, resulting from increased demand for energy efficiency services and technologies, and from the reinvestment of energy cost savings by consumers and businesses into the economy.
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.
This report is updated monthly and lists commercial building design projects which have achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification. Each entry also lists the Architect of Record that is associated with the project.