UW Health AOB Earns ENERGY STAR Certification
What's ENERGY STAR Certification?
UW Health's Administrative Office Building (AOB) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
The AOB is UW Health's first building to achieve ENERGY STAR certification. Through this achievement, UW Health has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering energy costs.
Why ENERGY STAR Certification is Important
Commercial buildings that earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
UW Health has improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements.
How the EPA Calculates Certification
The EPA's ENERGY STAR performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA's 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. The Administrative Office Building achieved a score of 77.
As we celebrate Earth Week, April 18-22, UW Health offers its congratulations to the AOB on this significant achievement.