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.
According to this landmark study by McKinsey & Company, energy efficiency is a huge untapped energy resource in the United States. How big? They estimate the country could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent through cost-effective investments in energy efficiency. This is like taking the entire U.S. fleet of passenger vehicles and light trucks off the roads. The study also highlights the important role benchmarking plays in unlocking the barriers to efficiency.
This white paper from the Green Building Finance Consortium examines the untapped energy efficiency potential held by commercial buildings in the state of California. It analyzes obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of building efficiencies and explores approaches to removing these barriers.
EPA's ENERGY STAR program offers a variety of live, no-cost online training sessions to help you at every step of the way along your journey to superior energy performance. Whether you want to learn how to benchmark your building's energy use or are seeking information about financing equipment upgrades, EPA's ENERGY STAR live online training sessions will equip you with the skills and resources necessary to achieve your goals. Check back each month for new training sessions.
Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.
USAA Real Estate Company’s policy outlines commitments in the following areas:
Assess Performance - Benchmark
Create an Action Plan
Create an Action Plan – Determine Roles and Resources
Use this fact sheet to find utilities in your region that offer energy data access solutions. The document linked below provides a complete listing of all known utilities providing customers with energy benchmarking data, including whether the utility provides customers with data in spreadsheet format or delivers data directly into customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. Contact information and additional resources for each utility are also included where available.
This 5-page background document summarizes the process for verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It also addresses the rationale for requiring that only licensed professionals (professional engineers and registered architects) can verify and stamp applications, and solicits input on this requirement. The deadline for submitting comments has closed. Thank you for your feedback.
This annotated 49-slide presentation provides an overview of the Licensed Professional’s responsibilities and role in the process of verifying an application for ENERGY STAR certification. The presentation gives an overview of the site visit and how to conduct a through and systematic review of the property, as well as some of the details of the property - basic property information, applicable indoor environmental standards, property use details, and, most importantly, the whole building energy consumption. The presentation concludes with a brief description of the audit process.
Use this checklist to identify low-cost operations and maintenance (O&M) practices to reduce warehouse energy use. Also included is information about investment opportunities in lighting, envelope, materials handling, and refrigeration.