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Story County & Energy Star

What is ENERGY STAR?

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

For Business:
Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings – for the bottom line and the environment – as typical approaches, EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements.

Retrieved from http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index on 2/27/10 


More Than a Label

ENERGY STAR is more than a label awarded for energy efficiency. It is a partnership among government, business, and consumers, united in the pursuit of a common goal – to protect our environment for future generations.

The ENERGY STAR program has been a resounding success over the last decade. Americans have purchased more than 1 billion ENERGY STAR qualified products and thousands of buildings have been improved. More than 7,000 businesses and organizations have become partners, and more than 40% of the American public recognizes the ENERGY STAR.

When a building bears the ENERGY STAR label, it means that building is performing in the top 25% of energy efficiency within their industry nationwide.

First Story County-Owned Building to Earn ENERGY STAR

HSC 1st Energy Star                                                      HSC night view
First ENERGY STAR award, 2004                                            Human Services Center, 30,120 Sq. ft., opened 1999 

Story County – An Energy Efficiency Leader

  • Among the first to join NACo ENERGY STAR Courthouse Campaign
    • Began in 2004 
    • Facilitates county involvement in national ENERGY STAR program
    • Over 115 counties across the country participating today
  • Among the first to join ENERGY STAR Local Government Challenge through NACo

Energy Star Recognitions

  • 2004 first ENERGY STAR label for Human Services Center
  • 2005 – 2010 ENERGY STAR labels continue for Human Services Center
  • 2006 first ENERGY STAR label for Administration Building
  • 2007 – 2010 ENERGY STAR labels continue for Administration Building