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ENERGY STAR 2015 Snapshot

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

The ENERGY STAR Snapshot provides an at-a-glance summary of the key performance indicators for the commercial and industrial program. The Snapshot summarizes national as well as state and local trends in energy and water benchmarking of commercial and industrial properties. It also provides information about ENERGY STAR certified commercial and industrial properties, and commercial building designs. 

Resource Type: Research and reports, Snapshots
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ENERGY STAR 2013 Snapshot

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

The ENERGY STAR Snapshot provides an at-a-glance summary of the key performance indicators for the commercial and industrial program. The Snapshot brings together the latest national metrics to help ENERGY STAR partners see the impact of their efforts. It provides a look at:

Resource Type: Research and reports, Snapshots
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ENERGY STAR 2014 Snapshot

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

The ENERGY STAR Snapshot provides an at-a-glance summary of the key performance indicators for the commercial and industrial program. The Snapshot summarizes national as well as state and local trends in energy and water benchmarking of commercial and industrial properties. It also provides information about ENERGY STAR certified commercial and industrial properties, and commercial building designs. 

Resource Type: Research and reports, Snapshots
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National Green Building Adoption Index – 2014

Last Updated: 02-13-2021

ENERGY STAR Award-winning partner CBRE engaged a research team from Maastricht University to measure the uptake of green building certification in the top 30 largest U.S. office markets from 2005 to 2013. The results are outlined in this 38-page report. Among the key findings are:

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports
Market Sector: State & local government, Corporate real estate, Commercial real estate

Building Energy Transparency: A Framework for Implementing… Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

This report is an outcome of a roundtable convened in late 2010 by the IMT and senior policy implementers from 10 states and cities,  national building energy efficiency experts, and leaders from the commercial real estate industry. The purpose was to discuss best practices for implementing commercial building benchmarking and disclosure policies. Many of these approaches have broad applicability both to current policy implementers and to those that may implement rating and disclosure policies in the future.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy
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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency 2000-2015

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expanded the ENERGY STAR program to address industrial energy efficiency in 2000. Since then, the program has helped manufacturers strengthen their energy management practices and has engaged entire manufacturing sectors in focused energy efficiency efforts. The results demonstrate that energy efficiency is a cost-effective strategy for reducing GHG emissions in the manufacturing sector. This report discusses the origin of the ENERGY STAR program, its expansion into the industrial sector, the strategies used promote industrial energy efficiency and results.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Research and reports
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing
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Industrial Insights: Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from pharmaceutical manufacturing in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Pharmaceutical manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing
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Industrial Insights: Wet Corn Milling

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from wet corn mills in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Corn refining, General industrial/manufacturing
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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This PDF contains the entire 310-page Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). EISA lays the groundwork for federal agencies to increase the efficiency of products and buildings, promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and improve the energy performance of the federal government. Read this act to understand the federal government's initiative to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and protect our climate, part of which includes the use of ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools and resources.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports

The Economics of Green Building

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This paper from the Institute of Business and Economic Research explores the effect that sustainability improvements in buildings have on the economy. The paper discusses the measurements and data sources documenting the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings, analyzes short-run price dynamics based on a panel of green commercial buildings, and presents new evidence on the economic returns to the investments in green buildings.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Financial value of energy efficiency
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