Since September of 2018 the EPA has been going through a review period of the ENERGY STAR scoring methodology that was updated back in August 2018 for commercial buildings. The review period consisted of three phases: gathering feedback, analyzing the models and evaluating the updated score changes on buildings benchmarked within ENERGY STAR, and during this time ENERGY STAR Label applications were not accepted. The EPA has completed its review period and has re-adjusted the scoring methodology to better account for heating energy use. The new scoring model went live in ENERGY STAR on July 22nd and buildings in colder climates may see a score increase. No buildings should experience decreases in score as part of this scoring adjustment.
On July 31st, the EPA also reinstated ENERGY STAR Label certification for office buildings, and eligible buildings will be able to apply for 2018 (if not already) and 2019 Labels by December 31st, 2019. Buildings will need to have an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or above to apply for certification.
Contact CodeGreen’s benchmarking team if your building has achieved an ENERGY STAR Score of 75 or above and you are interested in applying for certification from the EPA. If your building is below 75, contact us so we can help you improve the energy performance of your building and lift your ENERGY STAR Score.
CodeGreen has benchmarked over 300 million square feet of property in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and is a proud three-time winner of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award.