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  1. The Most Awarded ENERGY STAR Building in the U.S.

    April 7, 2015 | 0 comments

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the only building in the United States to achieve a remarkable 15 consecutive ENERGY STAR certification labels: the U.S. Airways/American Airlines headquarters building in Tempe, AZ. Since the ENERGY STAR certification for buildings began in 1999, the building has met strict energy-efficiency standards set forth by the EPA. (more…)


  2. Energy-Efficient Products with the ENERGY STAR Label

    March 3, 2015 | 0 comments

    ENERGY STAR is a helpful resource when you’re looking for energy-efficient commercial building systems such as HVAC and lighting. The program outlines points to consider when investing in fixtures, water heaters, boilers, etc. All systems and products with the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to save energy without forfeiting functionality.

    But did you know that ENERGY STAR also now certifies smaller types of products that are likely being used inside your building? (more…)


  3. First 17 Multifamily Buildings Receive ENERGY STAR

    January 6, 2015 | 0 comments

    In late 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that existing multifamily facilities now qualify for ENERGY STAR certification. (Previously, only new multifamily facilities could apply for certification.) As of November 2014, ENERGY STAR has officially certified the first 17 existing multifamily properties in the country.

    So why did the U.S. EPA decide to offer ENERGY STAR certification to existing multifamily housing facilities? Research indicates that multifamily properties can become up to 30% more efficient by 2020 simply by reducing the amount of energy they consume. (more…)


  4. Saving Energy with Office Equipment

    September 30, 2014 | 0 comments

    With so much attention paid to lighting, HVAC, and other major building systems when it comes to energy-saving projects, it can be easy to overlook the small changes to everyday processes and equipment that can add up to major energy savings.

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, office equipment consumes nearly 7% of commercial electricity, costing commercial buildings across the country approximately $1.8 billion total each year. (more…)


  5. ENERGY STAR Recognizes Eastman for Energy Efficiency

    September 16, 2014 | 0 comments

    For the third year in a row, Eastman Chemical Company (Vista Window Film’s parent company) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. (more…)


  6. Success Stories: Battle of the Buildings

    September 2, 2014 | 0 comments

    Earlier this year, the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition – Battle of the Buildings – encouraged teams from more than 3,000 commercial buildings across all 50 states to compete for the greatest increase in energy efficiency.

    All in all, National Building Competition participants saved more than $20 million in utility bills by reducing total energy usage by more than 900 million kBtus. Nearly 50 buildings demonstrated energy-use reductions of 20% or greater in one year. Here are a few of their success stories … (more…)


  7. Eastman Wins Big in ENERGY STAR Competition

    May 6, 2014 | 0 comments

    We like to offer helpful information to our blog readers about green commercial buildings, energy management, and programs like ENERGY STAR that protect the environment through superior energy-efficiency measures.

    But we also heed our own advice: Here at Eastman Chemical Company (parent company of Vista Window Film), we take green buildings seriously; we make energy-efficiency improvements that lower the environmental impact of our facilities. (more…)


  8. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrades in Place

    September 4, 2013 | 0 comments

    The U.S. EPA’s upgraded ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager has been in use for over a month now, but there still may be features and changes to the tool that you’re not aware of.

    Used by more than 70,000 accounts (totaling 300,000+ buildings) to (more…)


  9. Higher Lease Rates for Green Buildings?

    June 7, 2013 | 0 comments

    Several U.S. property management firms are experiencing higher lease rates for buildings within their portfolio that are LEED certified or have the ENERGY STAR label.

    Why? Most experts would agree that, by providing a healthier, more productive working or living environment that may also cost less to operate and maintain, you attract tenants faster and (more…)


  10. Eastman Recognized for Energy-Efficiency Efforts

    March 13, 2013 | 0 comments

    Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that are making exceptional progress in energy efficiency and energy management.

    Named as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, these manufacturers, retailers, utilities, builders, and buildings are dedicated to making informed decisions that are good for the environment. Out of the nearly 20,000 partners (more…)