Energy Star Certification
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When you’re looking to improve the efficiency of your business, the first question you or your management might ask is, “How are we doing?” The next is, “how do we know?”
ENERGY STAR Benchmarking helps you answer these important questions. Put simply, benchmarking is the process of comparing your energy performance to something similar. “Something similar” might be internal, like performance at the same time last year. Or it might be external, like performance compared to similar facilities elsewhere.
Most buildings are designed to create a uniform thermal environment that satisfies the majority of occupants. ASHRAE Standard 55 stipulates only 80% of your occupants need to be comfortable. It’s true that you will never be able to make everyone happy or influence personal factors such as clothing or metabolism. But in a building with 1,000 people, are you prepared to handle 200 complaints?
Brushing off thermal dissatisfaction could cost you in the long run. Facility managers or engineers often overcompensate by adjusting thermostats ineffectively, leading to possible energy waste. Recognizing and addressing thermal comfort complaints can result in better productivity and lower energy costs.
Apollo Energies is an ENERGY STAR partner and uses the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager National Energy rating system to benchmark the Subject Property. Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows the tracking of energy consumption for a building or portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.
How are office using energy before leveraging the benefits of the ENERGY STAR Label.
Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per year. Energy Star certified office buildings cost $0.50 less per square foot to operate than average office buildings, and use nearly two times less energy per square foot than average office buildings.
The data also show that more than 23,000 buildings across America earned EPA’s Energy Star certification by the end of 2013. These buildings saved more than $3.1 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use from 2.2 million homes. if you are readingthis you are interested in saving energy and lowering your operating costs. We are here to help you achieve that goal.
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