ENERGY STAR Certification for Buildings
You’ve seen the ENERGY STAR certification on the appliances around your home, but did you know that a building can earn that same reward?
To be certified as an ENERGY STAR, your building must meet strict energy performance standards that are set by the EPA. These certified buildings are proven to save energy, save money, and help the environment because they generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other buildings.
Among these benefits, it also reflect highly on your business. Customers will appreciate your efforts to help the environment, so they’re more likely to support you financially. In addition, they will recommend you to other eco-conscious shoppers.
How to Get ENERGY STAR Certification
In order to be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn a score of 75 or higher on the EPA scale, which ranges between 1 and 100. This score indicates that your building performs better than at least 75% of similar buildings across the country. It is based on the actual, measured energy use.
Differences in regional weather data, operating conditions, and other factors are accounted for by the EPA when calculating ENERGY STAR scores.
Certification is annual, and it’s verified by a third party. This means your building must continually maintain its high performance in order to keep the certification.
Energy Auditing Services
If you would like to pursue certification for your building but don’t know where to start, EMAT can help. Our team of experienced energy engineers can get you certified in no time.
Not quite at the 75 score? We can help you understand the energy auditing process, which we’ve simplified with our EMAT Field Auditor software. You’ll get simple, actionable guidance to get your building on the right track to securing ENERGY STAR certification. Contact us today for more information!