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Can medical offices and dormitories get ENERGY STAR certification? Follow

No. As of January 1, 2014, EPA is no longer offering ENERGY STAR certification for medical office buildings or 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 solely on DOE's 1999 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). In August 2018, EPA will release updated scores for most property types with CBECS data that became available in 2016. Medical offices and dormitories will not be updated in 2018.

However, EPA is working with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) to potentially update the ENERGY STAR scores for medical office buildings with updated ASHE data (in 2019).

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