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Nov. 15 is the deadline to apply for 2016 ENERGY STAR Certification!

Time is running out to apply for 2016 ENERGY STAR certification! The deadline to apply is November 15. Here are some helpful links:

  1. Download instructions for how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification
  2. Read 10 reasons to certify your building as ENERGY STAR

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).

  1. Find PEs or RAs nearby who can verify your application
  2. Have a PE or RA on staff? Give them these instructions to follow.

And remember, studies have shown that ENERGY STAR certified buildings:

  • Have lower operating costs
  • Are more marketable
  • Command higher rental rates
  • Have increased asset value
  • Contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the environment

And check out this graph showing the added market value of 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.

Log in to your Portfolio Manager account today to apply!

By Andrew Narkewicz | | Read more

5 HABITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADERS

Better Buildings Challenge Partners have committed to improve the energy intensity of their building portfolios by at least 20% over 10 years and share their strategies and results with the market. By transparently sharing their successful approaches to overcome obstacles, Partners are leading by example and helping others to achieve their energy-saving goals.

Here are five key habits from energy efficiency leaders in the Better Buildings Challenge.

Read the full article here.

By Beth Gucciardi | | US DOE Better Buildings Challenge | Read more

EPA Announces 1-100 ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing

On March 18th, EPA announced that a 1-100 rating for multifamily housing will be available in Fall 2014. The methodology for the rating is currently being developed and is based on nationally representative survey data collected by Fannie Mae.  If you are a multi-family building owner or manager, be on the lookout for additional information as the Fall approaches! Read the press release here.
By Shannon Popp | | Read more

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Updates

  • Nov. 15 is the deadline to apply for 2016 ENERGY STAR Certification!

    Time is running out to apply for 2016 ENERGY STAR certification! The deadline to apply is November 15. Here are some helpful links: Download instructions for how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification Read 10 reasons to certify your building... read more

  • 5 HABITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADERS

    Better Buildings Challenge Partners have committed to improve the energy intensity of their building portfolios by at least 20% over 10 years and share their strategies and results with the market. By transparently sharing their successful approaches to overcome obstacles,... read more

  • EPA Announces 1-100 ENERGY STAR Score for Multifamily Housing

    On March 18th, EPA announced that a 1-100 rating for multifamily housing will be available in Fall 2014. The methodology for the rating is currently being developed and is based on nationally representative survey data collected by Fannie Mae.  If... read more