Time is running out to apply for 2017 ENERGY STAR certification! The deadline to apply is November 15. Here are some helpful links:
ENERGY STAR certification is free, but your application will need to be verified by a professional engineer or registered architect. You can use an in-house PE or RA, or hire someone (he or she may charge a fee for this service, typically $1,000 - $1,500).
And remember, studies have shown that ENERGY STAR certified buildings:
There is simply no better way to demonstrate to your customers, investors, employees, and other stakeholders that you are saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment.
- Property Types. The ENERGY STAR score for multifamily housing applies to residential buildings that contain 20 or more residential living units. The score applies to individual buildings as well as properties with multiple buildings.
- Reference Data. The analysis for multifamily housing is based on survey data from an industry survey conducted by the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”).
Adjustments for Weather and Business Activity. The analysis includes adjustments for:
- Number of Units
- Number of Bedrooms Per Unit
- Weather and Climate (using Heating and Cooling Degree Days, retrieved based on Zip code)
- Percentage of units located in Low-Rise buildings
EPA's annual Top Cities list shows which metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings in the previous year. These regions continue to make impressive strides in cutting American energy bills and pollution through energy efficiency. Their efforts contribute to stronger economies, healthier communities, and cleaner air for all of us.
Did you know...?
ENERGY STAR certified buildings are verified to be more energy efficient than 75% of similar buildings nationwide. Thanks to their efficiency, they use an average of 35% less energy than typical buildings, and cause 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
More than 30,000 diverse buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR since 1999, ranging from the Chrysler Building to a small elementary school near the Alaskan wilderness. Together, these buildings have saved more than $4 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use of 2.9 million homes.
Last year, 7,500 bldgs earned the ENERGY STAR. They saved $1.8 billion, plus 7.9 metric tons of GHGs!
See which 25 cities had the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings last year.