Submit your Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR architecture projects to participate in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects. Commercial building design projects that meet EPA's strict energy efficiency criteria are eligible to achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. You can find more information on the Challenge for Architects—as well as projects that have been submitted so far for this year's Challenge—here.
Since the first ENERGY STAR certified building in 1999, ENERGY STAR has worked to bring thousands of organizations in the commercial building marketplace to the forefront of energy efficiency and climate stewardship. This report gives an overview of the first decade of the program from 1999-2009, includes many photos of interesting buildings, and provides brief case studies of notable ENERGY STAR certified properties.
See the full list of organizations that have won the ENERGY STAR program's highest honor: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Every year, EPA honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the ENERGY STAR program with ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards. These winning partners execute practical and proven solutions for overcoming market barriers to energy efficiency, and enable millions of people and organizations across America to save energy and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.