Here in the U.S. we’ve seen the Energy Star symbol sticker for many years on appliances like dishwashers and refrigerators and our technology, like computer monitors. Did you know there is an Energy Star program just for buildings?
I recently talked with Clark Reed, National Program Manager, Energy Star Buildings. His job is to educate audiences on how the EPA works with companies through the Energy Star program. Through this program, companies can learn how to strategically manage their facilities’ energy performance, cut energy use, lower utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Your building can earn the EPA’s mark of superior energy efficiency.
Benefits of Being an Energy Star Building
- Your business could be eligible for matching funds from power companies as well as your local and state governments.
- You would be among those that generally use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their non-Energy Star peers.
- You could potentially save .50 per square foot on energy costs for any of your office building(s), compared to average office buildings.
- You could enhance your credibility with customers, employees and your community (click here to see the available off-the-shelf promotional tools)
Get Started Today
- Map out your own energy management strategy
- Use Energy Measurement and Tracking Tools and benchmark against similar facilities nationwide
- Develop a plan to improve efficiency
- Receive free on-line training and user support
On average, 30 percent of the energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted. Energy efficiency is the single largest way to eliminate this waste, reduce emissions and save money.
The thousands of businesses and organizations that work with the EPA’s Energy Star program are saving billions of dollars and preventing millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere each year, all without trade-offs in performance or comfort. Isn’t it time to give the program some consideration?
Become an Energy Star partner today.
For questions on any of the materials in this post, contact Clark Reed via email or (202) 343-9146.