The ENERGY STAR program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992. Through energy-efficient technologies and strategies for new or existing buildings, the program helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the environment.

For a facility to earn the ENERGY STAR certification – achieved by scoring a 75 or higher on a 1 to 100 scale – a licensed professional is required to verify energy efficiency standards are being met and the building characteristics and functionality are reported accurately. Energy management assistance also can be administered to help identify, prioritize, and implement energy improvements to key building systems, such as HVAC systems, lighting, and the building envelope.

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BENEFITS OF ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO ADMINISTRATION

  • Realize lower utility bills and maintenance costs.
  • Achieve enhanced performance and extended life expectancy of equipment.
  • Occupants benefit from improved thermal comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Reduce building’s carbon footprint.
  • Increase property value and rental rates
  • Allow owners to lease to federal tenants, who are required to lease only in ENERGY STAR-certified buildings.

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