On August 26, 2018, EPA updated the score model for Refrigerated Warehouses.
- The average Warehouse (Refrigerated and Non-Refrigerated) score went down by 7 points.
- Three new Use Details are now required. These will be defaulted for you, but you are not eligible for certification using default values. We recommend you check these value for your building to make sure they're accurate.
- Percent Used for Cold Storage (It will be defaulted to 50%)
- Percent that can be Cooled (It will be defaulted to 0%)
- Percent that can be Heated (It will be defaulted to 0%)
- All three Warehouse property types now have the same required Use Details.
- The minimum building size requirement for ENERGY STAR Score and Certification for Warehouses was reduced to 1,000 ft2 (from a previous minimum of 5,000 square feet)
*Because your buildings may differ from the typical building used in our analysis, the change in your building’s ENERGY STAR score will vary from the published average depending on its energy use, fuel mix, business activity, property type, and other variables. Furthermore, by definition, roughly half of buildings of any type should have larger decreases than average, and half should have smaller decreases.