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List of Legislation and Campaigns Leveraging ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 10-04-2021

Federal agencies and state and local governments across the country are taking important steps to protect the environment and lower energy costs by adopting policies that leverage EPA’s ENERGY STAR tools to reduce energy use in commercial buildings, through both required policy measures and voluntary campaigns. This document provides a summary of federal, state, and local efforts that refer to ENERGY STAR tools. Download the PDF below, or view them as an interactive map of benchmarking programs and policies

Resource Type: Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy, Campaigns
Market Sector: State & local government
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Case study: Creating a cost-effective and energy-efficient Kansas City with ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this case study to learn about the work Kansas City has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: State & local government
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Des Moines Public Schools Financing Case Study

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Learn how Des Moines Public Schools, a school district with more than 32,000 students and 70 facilities encompassing almost six million square feet of space, was able to improve its facilities and maximize energy savings by financing energy efficiency improvements through revenue bonds.

Topic: Financial
Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Higher education, K12 schools, State & local government
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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

ENERGY STAR® Performance Contracting Best Practices

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

This 19-page primer is designed to establish best practices for energy service companies (ESCOs) that are implementing energy performance contract (EPC) projects by integrating several publicly available Web-based ENERGY STAR tools that the U.S. EPA has designed and provides free-of-charge through ENERGY STAR. EPA believes that the use of these tools will help make the results of EPC projects more actionable and understandable to building owners, tenants, policy makers, and the general public.

Topic: Financial
Market Sector: State & local government, K12 schools, Higher education
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Kentucky School Energy Managers Project Case Study

Last Updated: 01-21-2021

Use this case study to learn about the work Kentucky has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its K-12 buildings. State and local governments and K-12 school districts can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in student educational success.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: State & local government, K12 schools
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Team Your Brand with the ENERGY STAR® Action Workbook: Co-branding Opportunities

Last Updated: 01-21-2021

The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.

Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Small business, State & local government, Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators, Congregations, Homebased businesses
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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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Cost free ENERGY STAR verification for your state or municipal building

Last Updated: 01-15-2021

Find a licensed professional providing cost-free ENERGY STAR verification for your municipal building.

Market Sector: State & local government
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Case Study: Creating a Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas, with ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this four-page case study to learn about the work Douglas County and Lawrence, Kansas, have done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of their municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: State & local government
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