ENERGY STAR Program Efficiency

ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that uses superior energy efficiency to deliver environmental benefits and financial value.

Although you are probably most familiar with the ENERGY STAR program when you see the little blue stars on home appliances, they also have a robust commercial and industrial element. Many facility owners and managers to:

  • Assess performance of properties
  • Adopt an energy management strategy
  • Identify cost savings, energy savings and emissions reduction
  • Establish themselves as ENERGY STAR certified

Buildings that are ENERGY STAR certified generally use 35% less energy than average buildings.

In our EPA Region (Region 4), we could certainly increase the number of certified plants. At the end of 2012, the number of certified plants in a few of the states of Region 4 are as follows:

  • North Carolina (2)
  • South Carolina (1)
  • Tennessee (5)
  • Georgia (4)