EPA recognizes commercial office tenants
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EPA is happy to recognize nearly 50 recipients of the 2018 ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Space recognition! These “Charter Tenants” helped to advance energy efficiency and environmental protection by meeting EPA’s energy design criteria for their office spaces.
A successful pilot
Tenants in commercial buildings play a critical role in the energy performance of the buildings they occupy, but barriers have limited their incentive to pursue efficiency initiatives and to engage with their landlords. Starting last fall, a diverse group of office tenants, often in close collaboration with landlords, worked with EPA to help overcome these barriers.
Over the course of the 10-month pilot program, Charter Tenants installed meters, used an online tool developed by EPA (with analytical support from the U.S. Department of Energy) to estimate their energy use, assessed the efficiency of their equipment and lighting, and created accounts in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to facilitate sharing of energy data with the building landlord.
The 2018 ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Spaces represent:
· Office spaces ranging from 2,000 to 1,000,000 square feet, across 15 states
· Large corporations with multiple leased spaces, small businesses with one leased space, and those in between
· Organizations that lease space in multi-tenanted buildings, as well as building owners and managers who want to be ready to bring the new ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition to their tenants and customers