ENERGY STAR qualified building and plants are not only economical to their owners and managers but also to environment. On average. These building are 65% energy efficient and yield only 35% less greenhouse effect than any other building across the nation. This is also supported by theoretical studies stating that ENERGY STAR certified buildings are more efficient – resulting in higher sales and rent prices, among additional profits.
If the facility operates within the top 25% of comparable facilities throughout country, then ENERGY STAR certificate is provided to such facilities, without any loss if quality or comfort. The first ENERGY STAR certificate was awarded in 1999. Throughout America more than thousands f buildings and plants had already been approved by EPA’s ENERGY STAR for superior energy efficiency.
How to earn the ENERGY STAR for your building or plant
Presently, ENERGY STAR can certify 21 different types of services. Commercial buildings can initiate by providing their building information and bill data to EPA’s free online tool, Portfolio Manager for tracking energy, water usage and gauging greenhouse gas emissions. While industrial plants can initiate by providing main plant functioning data to additional set of free tools known as Energy Performance Indicators.
ENERGY STAR score, within the range of 1-100 can be determined by both the available tools. ENERGY STAR certification is provided to the facilities scoring 75 or more. Once a registered architect or professional engineer authenticate the data provided within the certification application is precise, corresponding facilities can earn ENERGY STAR.
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ENERGY STAR qualified plants and buildings can be seen in 50 states and comes with different sizes and shapes. Some of Locally owned small businesses and world-famous skyscrapers. Each of these are contributing to stand against climate change.
Since the first energy STAR certification in 1999, the number has been on rise, tens of thousands of plants and buildings have followed the guidelines. Is your building next?
2017 ENERGY STAR® Certification
Value-Added Service Type: Profit-Generating
- Efficient buildings with a current benchmark score of 75 or above.
What You Get:
- ENERGY STAR® Plaque or Window Decal.
- Listing on the ENERGY STAR® registry of certified buildings.
- Annual Energy Benchmark Compliance.
Multiple studies have shown that having a green building certification, such as ENERGY STAR, will help:
- Increase occupancy & retention rates
- Increase rent prices & asset value
- Make your building more marketable
The value of ENERGY STAR certification
Studies have shown that ENERGY STAR certified buildings:
- Have lower operating costs
- Are more marketable
- Contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the environment
- Command higher rental rates
- Have increased asset value
ENERGY STAR for existing buildings
Save energy and money. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And acquire world-class assist along the way.
In order to improve the energy efficiency of your present building, there are only few points to follow EPA’s established method. EPA has variety of resources and tool make your building energy efficient for any institutional or commercial building.
With these inclusive methods to approach energy management with ENERGY STAR, one can benefit more savings.
Acquire green building certification
Only an energy efficient building can be designated as green. Energy efficient buildings certification program by ENERGY STAR is backed up government. That’s why, throughout the nation green building rating systems contain ENERGY STAR. Even if you’re following directions in Green Globes, Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or the U.S. Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, ENERGY STAR certification will guarantee your building is energy efficient with reduced carbon footprint.
ENERY STAR is a representation for financial and environmental performances. EPA in collaboration with ENERGY STAR makes it convenient for you to distinguish your organization’s accomplishments with goals which is benchmarked and backed by government. This will help you to stand your sustainability and financial leadership.
Benefits of ENERGY STAR Certification
ENERGY STAR certified office buildings offer assistances in numerous important areas:
Direct energy savings
ENERGY STAR certified office buildings are 33% more energy efficient compared to regular U.S. office buildings, and the annual cost of energy bill at least $0.50/ square foot lesser per year, or 35% lesser compared to average building.
The direct impact of energy efficiency can be seen energy saving and annual energy bills.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings, when related to a comparable subgroup from the national stock, were found to 60% more energy efficient.
Persistence of energy performance and savings
Performance in terms of energy efficiency of an ENERGY STAR certified buildings can be seen over the initial several years, with continuous savings. With the continuous certification of a building for the 6 consecutive years, these buildings are 20% better energy efficient in the 6th year compared to what they started with in the first year.
Higher occupancy trend
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) managers with higher ENERGY STAR portfolios approves that both occupancy and occupant comfort are better in their ENERGY STAR certified buildings.
Increased asset value trend
Higher building valuation gives identity to higher net operating income from energy cost savings through Reliably persistent energy performance. Qualified managers of bigger portfolios of ENERGY STAR certified buildings approves that ENERGY STAR adds value to buildings in both financially an environmentally.
Besides the advantages mentioned in this study, energy-efficient buildings yield reduced exposure to unpredictable fuel prices, lower emissions and saving in overall maintenance and operations cost.
All of these detailed key findings are discussed below. Also, analyzing this data gives the core vision into the features of the best-performing ENERGY STAR certified buildings.
Better operations and maintenance
Improved performing buildings—such as ENERGY STAR certified buildings—tend to be more dynamically managed and provides improved operations and maintenance procedures.
Demand charges, Peak load and systematic rate structure savings.
Peak electricity cost which is a reflection of new service pricing schemes can be easily moderated with a property organized EMCS. Under such schemes the ENERGY STAR certified buildings featuring EMCS can grasp supplementary savings.