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Why ENERGY STAR?
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Lower utility bills:
For buildings with master metering, reduce your operating costs by improving energy efficiency; reduce energy bills for homeowners and renters.

Reduce maintenance:
New HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient lighting reduce maintenance demands.

Reduce tenant turnover:
Improve the comfort of building residents through better energy management.

Increase property value:
Improve the marketability of rental units by using energy-efficient products and practices.


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For questions, comments or further information on HUD's Energy Action Plan or HUD's energy initiatives, please email EnergyAction@hud.gov. or call (202) 402-2978.


PRODUCTS

Find information on ENERGY STAR qualified products in over 35 categories, including appliances, heating and cooling equipment, windows, lighting, and exit signs. Use the energy-savings calculators to compare the annual savings of an ENERGY STAR qualified model with a non-qualifying model.

Locate rebates in your area on certain ENERGY STAR qualified products.

PRACTICES

ENERGY STAR offers a wide range of home improvement tools to help you assess and improve the efficiency of a single-family home.

 -   Home Energy Advisor - provides a list of recommended improvements and estimated savings.
 -   Home Doctor - provides remedies for common house symptoms.
 -   Home Remodeler - provides advice on home remodeling projects.
 -   Home Sealing - helps you reduce energy losses by adding insulation and sealing air leaks and replacing windows.

Building Performance Tools

Although developed for the commercial building sector, the following building performance tools can be useful to maintenance and engineering staff in multifamily buildings.

An Energy Management Strategy provides tools and resources to help each step of the way.

The Building Upgrade Manual will help you plan and implement profitable energy-saving building upgrades. You can maximize energy savings by sequentially following building upgrade stages 1- 5: recommissioning, lighting, load reductions, fan systems, and heating and cooling systems.

Institutional Purchasing: Develop an institutional purchasing policy to purchase efficient products that reduce energy costs.

The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps decision-makers answer three critical questions about energy efficiency investments:

  • How much new energy-efficient equipment can be purchased from the anticipated savings?
  • Should this equipment purchase be financed now, or is it better to wait and use cash from a future budget?
  • Is money being lost by waiting for a lower interest rate?
  • Find Expert Help: ENERGY STAR service and product providers can help identify, prioritize, and implement quality projects that will improve your total energy management.

 

 
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