Success Stories
                The Average Building
   Wastes 30% of the
         Energy It  Consumes
                Because of Inefficiencies
Buildings and the Fight

Against Climate Change

Every building, from the smallest school to the tallest skyscraper, uses energy
most often generated by the burning of fossil fuels. The burning of fossil fuels
releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to the challenge
of climate change. In fact, the nearly 5 million buildings in the U.S. where we
work, play, and learn are responsible for nearly 20 percent of both the nation's
energy use and greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of over $100 billion per year.


The Difference a Building

Can Make

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
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 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 tradeoffs in
performance or comfort.
Isn't it time to make your building part of the solution?
                                                        Cambridge Savings Bank, built in 1820,
                                                        improved its energy performance and
                                                        proves that buildings don't have to be new
                                                        to earn EPA's ENERGY STAR.
                           Ford Motor Company saved more than
                           $15 million in one year through innovative
                           energy management strategies.
Council Rock School District reduced energy   USAA Real Estate Company increased its
use by 40 percent in just three years, saving    average ENERGY STAR score from 48 to 82
nearly $5 million in energy costs.          (on a 1-100 scale).


Get  Started

Follow these four easy steps to get started
with ENERGY STAR:

     Become an ENERGY STAR partner.
     energystar.gov/joinbuildings

     Assess your energy performance.
     energystar.gov/benchmark and energystar.gov/targetfinder

     Develop and implement a plan to reduce energy use.
     energystar.gov/guidelines

     Engage employees and tenants with fun, interactive tools.
     energystar.gov/work
Learn more at energystar.gov/buildings
        United States
        Environmental Protection
        Agency
For more information
call 1.888.STAR.YES
(1.888.782.7937)
           Office of Air and Radiation
           (6202J)EPA430-F-09-077
                    May 2010

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                                     A Better
                                     Building.
                                             A Better
                                             Bottom  Line
                                                   A Better
                                                   World.
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Fight climate change
and improve the energy
efficiency of the places
where we work, play, and
learn with help from EPA.
                             ENERGY STAR

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Make Your Building  Part
of the Solution with  EPA
and  ENERGY STAR.
Beyond Appliances: Buildings Earn EPA Label
 ENERGY STAR
Through ENERGY STAR, EPA works with owners and
managers of our nation's commercial buildings to
help them strategically manage their facilities' energy
performance, cut energy use, lower utility bills, and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An important part of
this effort is EPA's recognition of top performance.
Like your dishwasher, buildings can earn EPA's mark of superior energy
efficiency-the ENERGY STAR. To achieve this, buildings must be independently
verified to perform among the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
On average, ENERGY STAR labeled buildings use 35 percent less energy and
generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers,
making them an important part of the fight against climate change.
 Your Path to  Energy Savings
 Ready-Made Energy Management Strategy
              EPA's Guidelines for Energy Management are built on the
              best practices of leading organizations. Use these
              guidelines to map out your own strategy.
              energystar.gov/guidelines

 Objective Energy Measurement and Tracking Tools
              Assess your energy performance with EPA's objective,
              standardized measurement and tracking tools. You can
              measure and track the energy use of all your facilities and
              benchmark them against similar facilities nationwide. Or
              calculate the energy performance of new building designs
              and compare them to your goal.
              energystar.gov/benchmark
              energystar.gov/targetfinder
              energystar.gov/epis

 Technical Guidance
              Once you know how much energy your facility uses and how
              it stacks up to its peers, you can develop a plan to improve
              efficiency. A building upgrade manual, industrial energy
              guides, and other tools will help you hit the ground running.
              energystar.gov/bldgmanual
              energystar.gov/epis
Leading the Way: ENERGY STAR Partnership

With help from EPA, thousands of well-known organizations are saving energy
and reducing their carbon footprint. Current ENERGY STAR partners include
30 percent of the Fortune 500, eight of the 10 largest U.S. healthcare systems,
major league baseball teams, colleges and universities, congregations, and
small  businesses.

Come join the ranks of these environmental leaders:

Ford  Motor  Company  |  CB  Richard  Ellis  |  Food  Lion  |  Mines
3M  |  New  York  City Public  Schools  |  JCPenney  |  Merck  &  Co
Kohls   |   TIAA-CREF   |  Marriott  |   USAA  Real  Estate  Company
PepsiCo  |   Toyota  |   City  of  Louisville  |   CalPortland  Company
Providence    Health  &  Services  |   TRANSWESTERN   |   Raytheon
                                              Extensive Training and User Support
                                                          Not sure how it all works? EPA offers free online training
                                                          and user support. We'll even help you find energy efficiency
                                                          service and product providers in your area who can help
                                                          you achieve your goals.
                                                          energystar.gov/training
                                                          energystar.gov/spp
                                                          energystar.gov/networkmeetings

                                              Off-the-Shelf Promotional Tools
                                               Bring 
                                              your   
                                               GREEN
                                              to work
            As you reduce your energy use, share your
            accomplishments with others and challenge them to
            join you. EPA offers no-cost, ready-made communication
            materials you can use to promote your energy
            achievements to customers, employees, and your
            community.
            energystar.gov/work
                                              Enhanced Credibility
                                                          More than 75 percent of American consumers recognize
                                                          the ENERGY STAR. Align your organization with a proven
                                                          brand by partnering with EPA and earning the
                                                          ENERGY STAR for your facility.
                                                          energystar.gov/eslabel
  ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings
     Use 35%  less energy
         Generate  35% fewer
  greenhouse gas emissions
                   Compared to Average Buildings
Your Building: Your Benefit

Focusing on your building's energy efficiency will pay dividends throughout
your business. You'll reduce energy bills without sacrificing performance
or comfort. Lower bills mean more money to spend on your organization's
goals and mission, while helping customers and clients recognize your
environmental leadership. Partnering with ENERGY STAR is more than a
good environmental decision, it's a good business decision.

U.S. Manufacturing: Part of the Solution

The U.S. manufacturing industry is responsible
for nearly 30 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions. Whether making steel, refining oil,
or canning vegetables, energy efficiency is the
most cost-effective climate strategy.
Hundreds of companies across nearly a dozen
manufacturing industries are using the same
successful ENERGY STAR strategy to develop
strong energy management programs, earn
the ENERGY STAR for their facilities, and
achieve breakthrough improvements in
energy efficiency.
Learn more at energystar.gov/industrial
and energystar.gov/epis
 U.S. MANUFACTURING
 TRANSPORTATION
 RESIDENTIAL
 COMMERCIAL
 OTHER (1%)

Industrial plants are
responsible for nearly
30% of our greenhouse
gas emissions.
                                                               ENERGY STAR Labeled Office Buildings

                                                                      Cost  500 less
                                                                      (per square foot to operate)
                                                                         Compared to Average Office Buildings

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