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
Even if your building isn’t eligible to be certified as ENERGY STAR, benchmarking still adds value. In fact, buildings that consistently benchmark energy use save an average of 2.4 percent per year.
These findings from EPA’s Data Trends series are based on data from more than 100,000 buildings that benchmarked energy use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Take a look here.
ENERGY STAR VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION BY CES:
EPA relies on licensed professionals to ensure that commercial buildings certified as ENERGY STAR are what they say they are — top energy performers that haven’t sacrificed comfort for efficiency. As part of the certification process, a building owner or manager is required to have a licensed professional verify that the information in their application is accurate and complete before it’s submitted to EPA.
CES meets the requirements to verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification:
- Currently licensed Professional Engineers (PE)
- Working knowledge of building systems, ASHRAE Standard 55 and 62.1
- Understanding engineering licensure laws, professional ethics requirements, and regulations
CONTACT CES TODAY:
Whether you own or manage one facility or an entire portfolio, you can add value by saving energy. Let CES's professionals get you started on the road to sustainability with Energy Star Benchmarking or Certification.