Multifamily Buildings Win Energy Star CertificationACHR News, December 22, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new Energy Star multifamily certification for superior energy performance. The EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country for their energy use reduction, increased affordability, public health protection, and efforts in combatting climate change.
“Communities, renters, and businesses all benefit when multifamily properties operate more efficiently,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator, EPA. “When these buildings use less energy, they also prevent greenhouse gas emissions, increase comfort, and lower costs for renters — making it a win-win for the environment, public health, and the economy.”