Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR Buildings Awarded at AIA
May 13, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced at the AIA Convention that 79 building projects were awarded Designed to Earn certification through ENERGY STAR in the past year.

“Through the American Institute of Architects, America leads the way in energy efficiency and sustainable developments,” said Al Armendariz, EPA regional administrator. “Those acknowledged today show great commitment to preserving the environment and reducing the carbon footprint.”

With all of the projects combined the energy savings is estimated at near 46,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) saved annually. In addition, the EPA is estimating that the building projects could prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to the emissions from more than 54,000 vehicles per year and save more than $26 million in annual energy costs.

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