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ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that awards and promotes the best energy-efficient buildings, products and practices.

While ENERGY STAR is an American label, it has gained international recognition and is used in several countries around the world. In some cases, countries have adopted ENERGY STAR specifications and criteria as part of their own energy efficiency programs, while others have developed similar labeling programs based on the ENERGY STAR model.

For example, in the United Kingdom, the ENERGY STAR program is managed by the Energy Saving Trust, a non-profit organization that works to promote energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. Many companies in the UK have achieved ENERGY STAR certification for their buildings or products, including Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer.

Similarly, in France, the ENERGY STAR program is managed by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), and many French companies have achieved ENERGY STAR certification, such as Schneider Electric and Carrefour.


What are the benefits for a company to become ENERGY STAR certified?

Obtaining the ENERGY STAR certification is an excellent way for businesses to save money, reduce their environmental impact, and enhance their reputation and competitiveness by demonstrating their commitment to sustainability. This internationally recognised standard reaps numerous benefits, such as:


What are the requirements for a company to become ENERGY STAR certified?

ENERGY STAR assesses and rates the energy performance and efficiency of a building. To achieve certification to ENERGY STAR, a building must earn a score of 75 or higher on ENERGY STAR’s 1-100 scale to be a top performer, based on its energy performance compared to a wide range of buildings nationwide that have the same primary use. ENERGY STAR certification takes into consideration the source energy use, which represents the total amount of raw fuel that is required to operate the building. It incorporates all transmission, delivery, and production losses. But looking at site energy (e.g. on the utility bill) is a very good start to understand how the energy use for an individual building has changed over time.

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What is the certification process?

To become ENERGY STAR certified, the company must have a licensed professional engineer or registered architect verify that the application is accurate and complete. The company can submit the application to ENERGY STAR through Portfolio Manager.

How we can help

How can Ento help you?

Achieving ENERGY STAR certification can be challenging as it requires being a top performer regarding energy performance compared to a wide range of buildings nationwide with the same primary use. But with Ento’s platform, it’s easier than ever!

Our platform is designed to help businesses track energy performance and consumption over time, enabling them to monitor progress toward energy-saving goals. We can assist in collecting and analyzing energy data, identifying energy-saving opportunities, monitoring and measuring energy performance, and verifying energy savings using the IPMVP method for accuracy and accountability. We provide our customers with actionable insights to save energy fast!

If you're ready to take your energy management to the next level and want to achieve ENERGY STAR certification*, contact us today to book a demo and learn more about how Ento can help you reach your energy-saving goals."

*While Ento's platform can help with improving energy efficiency, it's important to note that we don’t deliver any certification.


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