The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that 729 buildings across the country have achieved the Energy Star® designation. These office and school buildings use about 40% less energy than average buildings and, since 1999, have saved $134 million in energy costs, EPA reported.

These buildings can be found in over 40 states, with California, Texas, and Colorado each having more than 50 Energy Star-labeled facilities. Among the buildings are 122 owned and occupied by large commercial institutions, from telecommunications firms to healthcare institutions and supermarkets; 204 owned by commercial real estate organizations and leased to commercial tenants; 287 public schools; and 116 federal facilities.

Publication date: 06/03/2002