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Energy Star Program Turns 10

Started in 1999, there are now 8,400 Energy Star  commercial buildings in the U.S. that have met the programs energy efficiency standards for retail stores, hotels, schools and supermarkets. Energy Star buildings are required to perform better than 75% of similar building nationwide to qualify, verified by an engineer. Energy Star buildings use 35% less energy, emit 35% less carbon dioxide than average buildings and in office buildings, cost $0.50 less per square foot to operate than average buildings.  12/10 USA Today