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New ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool Debuts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of an upgrade to its popular online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The upgraded tool can help businesses achieve the President’s call to make commercial buildings at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020. The new Energy Star Portfolio Manager delivers a more user-friendly interface, enhanced data sharing capabilities, better reporting, and for the first time, the ability to manage buildings across their lifecycle from design through occupancy.
EPA Press Release
Learn more about the upgraded Portfolio Manager tool: www.energystar.gov/NewPortfolioManager
More information about the benefits of benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager: www.energystar.gov/datatrends
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ENERGY STAR UPDATE: 2013 Emerging Technology Award

 EPA awarded Samsung Electronics’ DV457 – A1* clothes dryer the 2013 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award, a first for clothes dryers. The emerging technology award recognizes products that are at the forefront of energy efficiency and climate protection. MORE

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EPA Kicks Off Fourth-Annual ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program launched the 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings around the country are competing to see which one can reduce its energy use the most. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the competition calls for buildings to cut waste and become at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020.
EPA Press Release
Quick Facts about the 2013 Competitors (pdf)
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ENERGY STAR Systems Final Security Report

Immediately following the April 28 cyber-attack on EPA’s ENERGY STAR website, the Agency’s Information Security team began a detailed forensic examination of the incident and any possible impact on the network and its data.The full investigation has now been completed, and the analysis revealed no evidence that information was downloaded from our servers or applications. We thank you for your patience as we completed the investigation. We also would like to assure you that additional steps were taken to further enhance the security of our systems, including but not limited to, required password resets and new password security requirements.

The ENERGY STAR Hotline continues to be available at hotline@energystar.gov or by calling 1-888-782-7937 if you have not yet reset your expired ENERGY STAR password. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you.

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ENERGY STAR UPDATE: Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR – Race to Denver

On June 20, 2013, the EPA recognized architects, building owners and organizations who participated in this year’s ENERGY STAR Challenge: Race to Denver at the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Denver, CO. This event featured designs from architecture/engineering (A/E) firms who submitted projects that achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition. AIA had officials on hand to thank the many A/E firms for their outstanding work in designing buildings to meet the AIA 2030 Commitment goal to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment.  MORE 
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ENERGY STAR UPDATE: Habitat Metro Denver Receives EPA ENERGY STAR Award

On June 4th, 2013, EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor presented Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for their continued outstanding leadership and commitment to saving energy and helping the environment by building and promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes. This presentation was part of a ceremony dedicating five new ENERGY STAR certified homes built by Habitat and its volunteers. MORE
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ENERGY STAR UPDATE: Survey Says ENERGY STAR Brand Awareness Now at 87 Percent

In the fall of 2012, members of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) conducted its 13th national survey for consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR. This survey aims to discover consumer awareness, understanding and use of the ENERGY STAR label. As in prior years, consumers in the 57 largest media markets were asked if they recognized the ENERGY STAR label, what they thought it meant and, for those that purchased an ENERGY STAR certified product or home, the influence the label had on their purchasing decision.  MORE

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ENERGY STAR UPDATE: ENERGY STAR Encourages Car Dealerships to Work with NADA on Survey

In conjunction with ENERGY STAR and the EPA, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has launched a program to help new car and truck dealerships reduce energy consumption through the Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. MORE
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All ENERGY STAR Systems Now Available

On April 28, EPA’s ENERGY STAR website experienced a cyber-attack that resulted in unauthorized access to ENERGY STAR servers. The website was immediately taken offline, and the Agency began working with authorities to investigate.
All ENERGY STAR applications are now back online. We ask for your patience as we resume the processing of label applications, partnership applications, product certifications, etc. that were on hold during system down times.
As we previously notified you, we want to take every precaution to ensure that your account is secure, so we have cancelled your old ENERGY STAR password and request that you create a new one.
For your security, please create a new password by clicking the link below.
CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW

If you encounter any difficulty in resetting your password, please contact the ENERGY STAR Hotline at hotline@energystar.gov or call 1-888-782-7937. Please be patient. The Hotline may have an increased workload as our users re-set their passwords. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have caused, and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you.
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