Policy Issues

Roundtable Submits Recommendations to Improve ENERGY STAR Scoring Models

November 25, 2018

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The Real Estate Roundtable on Nov. 26 sent recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the agency’s ENERGY STAR scoring methods, which rate a building’s energy efficiency performance. 

The Nov. 26 summary and recommended changes to EPA’s scoring methods seek to ensure a level-playing field for the ENERGY STAR label – so that buildings of all sizes located in varying climate zones across the country are rated fairly.  

EPA plans to wrap-up its review period and resume issuing ENERGY STAR building labels by next spring.