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.
In 2014, EPA hosted the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, but with a twist. For the first time, teams competed to slim their energy and water “wastelines.” More than 100 teams and 5,500 buildings across the nation competed to become the nation’s biggest loser. Altogether, competitors saved a combined total of more than 2 billion kBtus of energy, more than 250 million gallons of water, and an estimated $50 million on utility bills. And more than 100 buildings demonstrated energy or water use savings of 20 percent or greater.
In 2015, EPA hosted the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, but with a twist. For the second time, teams competed to slim their energy and water “wastelines.” More than 125 teams and 6,500 buildings across the nation competed to become the nation’s biggest loser. The team that took home the gold for energy savings was the Texas A&M – ESCO Project team, which improved energy efficiency by 35.5 percent and saved an estimated $548,900 over the course of the competition!
If your organization is applying for recognition as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Energy Management category, you’re required to complete and submit this 2-page assessment matrix as part of your application. Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Awards.
Submit your Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR architecture projects to participate in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects. Commercial building design projects that meet EPA's strict energy efficiency criteria are eligible to achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. You can find more information on the Challenge for Architects—as well as projects that have been submitted so far for this year's Challenge—here.
This 6-page document outlines proposed criteria for a new tenant-based EPA recognition for energy efficiency, and poses specific questions to solicit input from tenants, landlords, and other stakeholders in all commercial building sectors. EPA accepted comments until November 14, 2016. The comment period is now closed. Check the About "Tenant Star" page for updates.
Use this 9-page guide for detailed instructions on how to apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. This step-by-step guide describes the process, requirements, and documents needed to submit your design project to EPA and receive recognition.
Download this five-page guide for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the ENERGY STAR® Certification. There is no better guide that will help you determine if your building qualifies for the ENERGY STAR, the certification eligibility requirements, and provides full details of the process overview! Certify your building and/or plant and join with over 24,000 commercial buildings who have made the commitment to prevent greenhouse gas emissions by earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR!
Download these step-by-step instructions to make sure that your ENERGY STAR certified building or plant decal goes on the right way, every time. Includes a list of supplies, paper templates, and instructions for how to turn your decal into a sleek glass plaque.