There are many reasons why being energy efficient can improve not only the planet but also save you money in the long run. The same goes for owners of commercial buildings. Having an Energy Star Certified building can also make you more money in the long run. The benefits of this coveted rating are numerous. Aside from lower utility bills and the positive effect of emitting less harmful emissions into the environment, you can be ahead of the next government energy mandate which more and more cities are adopting. You can rent out your building to federal tenants which are mandated to only lease Energy Star Certified properties.
Fight climate change: Energy Star certified buildings generate an average of 35% less greenhouse emissions. This map from the team at solarpower.guide shows the top energy star cities in the United States. At the top are some of the largest cities on the map including LA, DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Denver, Houston and Boston.