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Feb. 20, 2014: Energy Star Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Affordability of Multifamily Buildings

Energy Star Program Signs Agreement with Freddie Mac
February 20, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program has signed an agreement with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) aimed at increasing the efficiency and affordability of multifamily housing properties.

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Nov. 18, 2013: JCPenney Earns Energy Star Certification at Over 500 Locations

Each Certified Building Saves the Company Thousands of Dollars in Energy Costs Every Year
November 18, 2013
JCPenney announced that it has achieved Energy Star certifications at over 500 stores, one supply chain facility, and its home office, surpassing the company’s initial goal of having 400 locations certified by the end of 2013.

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July 16, 2013: Energy Star to Release Upgraded Building Benchmarking Tool

Portfolio Manager Will Have New Interface, Streamlined Functionality, and Improved Usability
July 16, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program announced that it will release a complete upgrade of Portfolio Manager, its benchmarking tool for commercial buildings, on July 17, 2013.

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Energy Star Homes Gaining Popularity

December 3, 2012
Homes built to voluntary Energy Star specifications made up about 26 percent of all new homes constructed in the U.S. in 2011. Under the latest update of the specifications, Energy Star homes consume at least 15 percent less energy than those built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

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Commercial Contractors: Aug. 13, 2012

August 13, 2012
Armistead Mechanical is now an official service and product provider of Energy Star program; AtmosAir Solutions enters into agreement with Shanghai Hangsheng Industry.

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Aug. 7, 2012: EPA Kicks Off Third Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

August 7, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program has announced the launch of the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. EPA said 3,200 buildings across the nation will be going head to head to improve energy efficiency, cut utility costs, and reduce emissions.

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Scotsman Earns EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year Honors

July 2, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems as a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products.

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April 26, 2012: EPA Releases List of Cities With the Most Energy Star Buildings

April 26, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its annual list of United States metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings for 2011. The list of 25 cities is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Dallas, Riverside, Calif., and Boston.

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