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.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. This four-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, team formation, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. This five-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
Use this calendar, based on the internal calendar EPA used for a year-long National Building Competition, to inform your Build Your Own Battle competition timeline. The calendar provides columns for you to set your own unique dates for your competition's milestones, and is organized by phases of a competition, including registration, final data collection, and winner annoucements.
Use these materials, including talking points, promotional ideas, social media guide, and template newsletter article, stakeholder letter, press release, and blast email to help you promote your own ENERGY STAR® Battle of the Buildings competition!
Use these templates as a starting point for emails you’ll likely send at each stage of your competition, including registration, kick-off, midpoint check-in, final weigh-in, and winner announcement. Fill in the templates with your competition details and keep in contact with your participants throughout your competition through email and social media. The template also includes sample instructions to include in a Data Request within Portfolio Manager.
Use this template Competitor Data Tracker spreadsheet to help you manage the data from your organization's energy- or water-efficiency competition. It includes many of the alerts and checks EPA refined through seven years of managing competitions for thousands of buildings. Make sure to review the Data Management Guide for more information on how to manage the data analysis for an organizitoinal energy efficeiecny competition.
Use this 18-page guide to walk through each step of the data management process during an organizational energy- or water-efficiency competition. The guide covers how to design the rules within the constrainsts of the available data and how to analyze competitor data and identify the winners.
The guide also contains additional resources to assist the Data Manager of an efficiency competition: