ENERGY STAR™ facilities meet strict energy performance standards and use approximately 35 percent less energy and carbon dioxide emissions than a typical building. To qualify for the ENERGY STAR™ designation, a building or manufacturing plant must score in the top 25 percent based on the EPA’s national energy performance rating system.
A rating scale of 1-100 is used to compare energy use among similar type facilities. The rating system accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data and other important considerations. Buildings that achieve a score of 75 or higher may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.
Energy Management uses ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager to track and assess energy and water consumption in most residence halls. University staff can benchmark energy performance and identify strategic opportunities for savings through the secure tool.