ENERGY STAR certification is suspended for some property types while we temporarily focus on a review of the scores released in August 2018.
The review period will help us ensure that the models are working as intended to deliver energy performance metrics that empower you to make the business case for owning and operating energy-efficient buildings. EPA will work in conjunction with stakeholders and technical experts to conduct this analysis and adjust the scoring models, if needed. This will include further evaluation of score changes for U.S. buildings of different sizes, locations, and fuel mixes, as well as additional types of analysis that are possible now that stakeholders are able to update their data and calculate their revised scores in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software tool.
EPA will extend the deadline to allow eligible building owners to obtain 2018 certification once review period is complete. Note that prior to the score update, EPA offered building owners an early certification period to encourage them to obtain 2018 certification wherever applicable. As a result, the number of buildings that have already received 2018 certification is close to the total for 2017 and greater than for 2016
For updates please visit: www.energystar.gov/scoreupdates