Tag: Energy Star

The Top U.S. Cities for ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its annual “Top Cities” list, spotlighting the cities with the greatest number of ENERGY STAR certified commercial and multifamily buildings in 2021. Los Angeles leads with nearly 650 ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Close behind is Washington, D.C., with nearly 500 buildings, followed by Atlanta in third place. […]

ENERGY STAR Awards Honor Sustainability Efforts of Over 200 Organizations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have announced the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. These 210 organizations, which represent the top ENERGY STAR partners, are making important contributions in support of America’s clean energy transition. They come from 37 states and span nearly every sector of the economy, including Fortune 500 […]

Back to Basics: How Businesses Can Participate in the ENERGY STAR Program

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  Facility professionals looking to have the most energy-efficient facilities should consider purchasing ENERGY STAR products and getting certified through the ENERGY STAR program. Sites eligible to participate in the program include manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and leased […]

EPA Announces Most Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Plants of 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 93 U.S. manufacturing plants earned the agency’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2021. ENERGY STAR-certified plants are verified to be among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, they prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industrial sector, which is […]

Climate Change and Existing Buildings

For those who might have missed it, the Nov. 3, 2021, broadcast of Good Morning America had a fascinating segment about the steps New York City is taking to protect the city, its residents, and of course, its scores of buildings from the progression of climate change. According to the segment, Hurricane Sandy, which in […]

Hundreds of Manufacturing Plants Meet EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge to Cut Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating the 580 manufacturing plants that achieved the energy savings goals set out by EPA 10 years ago to drive energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Through the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, manufacturing plants agreed to reduce energy intensity by 10% within five years. These 580 […]

National Lab’s ‘BETTER’ Tool Offers Low-Cost Energy Retrofits for Facilities

Building operations account for a whopping 35% of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and renovating them is a key strategy for combating climate change, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). However, less than 1% of buildings are retrofitted each year, partly stemming from the high cost of identifying what retrofits a building―or especially […]

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EPA Ranks Top U.S. Cities with Most ENERGY STAR-Certified Buildings

As companies, organizations, and governments increasingly embrace going green, facility managers have been tasked with finding ways to make their operations more energy efficient. To help highlight the progress of energy-efficient buildings across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its annual “Top Cities” list. The new 2021 ranking names the cities […]

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Get Started Today on Benchmarking Your Building’s Performance

Are you benchmarking your building’s performance yet? For facilities managers, collecting building performance data and benchmarking it makes good business sense because this process can reveal inefficiencies and wasted resources at your facility. By benchmarking energy and water consumption and waste generation data, you will be able to not only understand your building’s performance and […]

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Educate Your Tenants about Energy Efficiency

In the facilities management and commercial real estate sectors, the disconnect between building owners and tenants can slow the switch to energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star® program, a significant portion of a building’s energy use is under the direct or indirect control of the occupants.