ENERGY STAR Expands to High-Rise Multifamily Buildings

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11/16/2011

ENERGY STAR Expands to High-Rise Multifamily Buildings

 

High-rise multifamily residences are now available for ENERGY STAR certification, a designation previously awarded only to single-family homes and units in low-rise multifamily buildings.

New or substantially rehabilitated buildings can qualify by meeting the EPA’s energy efficiency guidelines and verifying that they are at least 15% more energy-efficient than ASHRAE’s energy standard. Each structure should include a combination of efficient improvements, including:

  • Effective insulation systems
  • Properly sized HVAC equipment
  • Tight construction and ducts
  • ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances
  • High-performance windows

An independently licensed engineer or architect must also verify that requirements are met. For more information, visit energystar.gov/mfhr.

 

 

Search our Trade Pro Directory to find professionals that can help identify energy-efficient natural gas options that save energy and qualify for rebates to save you money.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

Search our Trade Pro Directory to find professionals that can help identify energy-efficient natural gas options that save energy and qualify for rebates to save you money.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


 
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