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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how local governments have reduced energy use and showcased their successes in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This 10-page case study series developed by ICMA details the experiences of Charlotte, NC; Cary, NC; and Hillsborough County, FL during the 2012 competition. From “crab, you’re it!” to a Chief’s Energy Challenge that pits fire stations against each other, find out how these local governments competed to save…and how you can too.
In 2011, New York City passed Local Law 84, which requires all large buildings in the city to measure and disclose energy consumption annually. This report analyzes data from the second year of benchmarking, and, as such, was the first report to be able to compare two robust sets of data. Among the more notable findings: the median 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score of New York City buildings increased from a 64 to 67 between the two reporting years.