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Can I apply for certification for medical offices and dormitories? Follow

No. On January 1, 2014, EPA stopped offering ENERGY STAR certification for medical office buildings and residence halls/dormitories/barracks. However, you can still benchmark and receive a 1-100 score. If you score 75 or above and want to communicate your success, we suggest that you publicly display the ENERGY STAR Scorecard.

Why? The ENERGY STAR 1 – 100 score for medical office buildings and residence halls/dormitories/barracks still relies on DOE's 1999 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Updates to CBECS since 1999 do not have enough data to support a score for these property types.

However, there is a possibility that EPA will be able to offer an updated score and certification for Medical Office Buildings. EPA is currently working with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) to update the hospital score. ASHE's survey included questions for Medical Office Buildings. If the data is sufficient, EPA will update the ENERGY STAR scores for medical office buildings with the ASHE data in 2019.

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