Why achieve ENERGY STAR certification for my building?
ENERGY STAR certified buildings typically use 35 percent less energy than average buildings and cost on average 50 cents less per square foot to operate. They also have higher occupancy rates, increased asset value, and lower carbon emissions. Displaying the ENERGY STAR plaque conveys superior energy performance and a commitment to using resources responsibly to tenants, customers, and employees. Highlighting the ENERGY STAR certified buildings in your portfolio also sends a positive message to lenders, appraisers, owners, investors, and potential tenants or
Government mandates for energy benchmarking are becoming a trend with ENERGY STAR benchmarking as a requirement. Energy efficiency legislation has been passed in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Austin, and the states of California and Washington. Experts say this trend will continue to gain momentum. Abraxas Energy Consulting will ensure that your building complies with these benchmarking regulations and your certification is accurate.
How Abraxas Energy Consulting can help
Achieving ENERGY STAR certification is no easy task. Standards often change and even the smallest mistakes can generate the wrong score. Abraxas Energy Consulting offers a turn-key service that includes properly benchmarking a facility’s energy consumption, having one of our professional engineers perform the site audit, and completing the Statement of Energy Performance and Certification Application.
As an ENERGY STAR partner, Abraxas Energy Consulting has successfully performed over 200 ENERGY STAR audits leading to ENERGY STAR certifications in over 25 states. One of our clients has been awarded four ENERGY STAR distinctions including Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence awards. Contact us today for a free consultation on how an ENERGY STAR audit and certification can benefit your specific business situation.