Energy Star changes for 2019

June 10, 2019

Since awarding the first Energy Star for a top-performing building more than 20 years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program for commercial buildings has certified more than 34,000 commercial buildings for superior energy efficiency, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website. 

Energy Star is continuing to find new ways to provide businesses and organizations with relevant energy-efficiency resources to help reduce energy waste in buildings and plants. 

To account for the changes in building energy performance, EPA updated and released new 1-100 Energy Star scores for many building types in August 2018. 

Consistent with the overall efficiency gains in the national building stock, the average Energy Star score for most building types went down after the model updates.

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