mspotts Oct 04, 2011
Energy Star Extends Eligibility to New Multifamily High-Rise Buildings
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has broadened eligibility for Energy Star certification to new or substantially rehabilitated multifamily high-rise buildings. To qualify, buildings must meet EPA-specified energy efficiency guidelines and be designed to exceed American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) energy standards by at least 15 percent. To receive certification, an independently licensed professional engineer or architect must verify that Energy Star standards are met. For more information, read the EPA press release.