13 Companies Each Earn ENERGY STAR for 150 Buildings

July 20, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

EPA logoThe US Environmental Protection Agency recognized 13 companies that each earned ENERGY STAR certification for at least 150 facilities last year. Collectively, these 13 ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers saved $562 million on their utility bills.

The ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers with number of buildings certified in 2014 are:

  1. Cenergistic, 490
  2. CBRE, 420
  3. Goby, 346
  4. Target Corporation, 261
  5. Burton Energy Group, 201
  6. Staples, 201
  7. JLL, 199
  8. Ecova, 175
  9. JDM, 171
  10. LORD Green Real Estate Strategies, 170
  11. Marketable Engineered Projects, dba Maximum Energy Professionals, 163
  12. The Kroger Co., 162
  13. Sustainable Investment Group, 154

To earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, buildings must first measure their energy performance using EPA’s online energy management and tracking tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Plants use a similar tool called an Energy Performance Indicator. These tools calculate a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for each facility, which signifies how it performs relative to similar facilities nationwide. If a building earns a score of 75 or higher, a professional engineer or registered architect verifies that the building’s energy data and operating characteristics are correct and that the building meets indoor air quality standards. If a plant earns a score of 75 or higher, it must satisfy an environmental compliance screen. Once this step has been completed, EPA awards the building or plant with the ENERGY STAR.

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