Energy Star Labeled Buildings

Tue, Dec 2, 2008

Building Basics

Energy Star for buildings is a rating system for evaluating the energy performance of the building. On a scale of 1-100, commercial and industrial facilities having an energy performance score of 75 or above are labeled Energy Star.

Energy Star labeled buildings on average use 35% less energy and emit one-third less carbon dioxide.

The Energy Star Labels for Buildings is jointly led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE).

Eligibility for Energy Star

The following types of buildings and facilities are eligible for Energy Star labels:

  • offices
  • bank branches
  • financial centers
  • retailers
  • courthouses
  • hospitals
  • hotels
  • K-12 schools
  • Medical offices
  • Dormitories
  • Warehouses
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