A status of Pending Approval indicates that your application has been reviewed and is ready to be approved, but for administrative reasons, it cannot be approved until the following calendar year. This can happen for one of two reasons:
- Your application has already been approved for certification in the current calendar year. To confirm this, you can check your property’s profile on the Registry of ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings, your Recognition tab in Portfolio Manager, or your award package.
- Your application was submitted after the deadline to earn certification for the current calendar year (in 2018, that deadline was November 15), and thus is only eligible for certification in the following calendar year.
If your application is Pending Approval, watch for an approval notice shortly after the new calendar year begins.