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Energy Star Now Available for Multifamily High-Rise Buildings #greenbuilding #energy

The EPA has announced that new multifamily high-rise buildings are now eligible to qualify as Energy Star projects. In the past, only single-family homes and individual units in low-rise multifamily buildings were eligible to earn the Energy Star certification. To qualify, new or substantially rehabilitated multifamily high-rise buildings must meet energy-efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and be designed to be at least 15% more energy efficient than buildings that meet the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers energy use standard. Qualified buildings feature a combination of energy-efficient improvements including: · Effective insulation systems · Properly sized heating and cooling equipment · Tight construction and ducts · Energy Star-qualified lighting and appliances · High-performance windows An independently licensed professional ...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/news/2011/08-august/energy...

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