The simple way to determine a building’s efficiency is to EnergyStar Benchmark it.
EnergyStar for the buildings has two components of the program:
- Benchmarking – the process of determining your buildings efficiency using billing, building and occupancy size and analysis (based upon the Energy Use Index method) to score the building. This is simple, valuable and a must-do.
- Certification – if the benchmark scores returns 75 or higher, a building is eligible for Certification, which enables building ownership to obtain EnergyStar status to show show the businesses commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and lowered environmental impact.
So many companies are investing in energy efficiency without knowing the overall efficiency of their building. If you don’t have a baseline measurement of success, how can you define goals to improve?
BENCHMARK YOUR BUILDING – as a service to our customers, we provide facility benchmarking at no cost to help determine how efficient your facility is, and score it. Download the questionnaire here. It should only take you about 30-40 minutes total to collect data and submit back to us.
PROCESS TO OBTAIN BUILDING CERTIFICATION
- Your building needs to have a score of 75 or above and qualify for certification.
- To become EnergyStar Certified, we work with your local architect or a Physical Engineer to verify all of the data and analysis from our benchmarking study.
- Once validated, their sign-off is accepted by EnergyStar and we apply for certification.
- The Architect or PE will charge a few hours for their time.