Incremental steps toward building electrification can help keep costs down for building owners and operators looking to reduce their facility’s carbon footprint. (Read about building electrification options.)
Chicago is a leader in sustainability. Within the past year, the city has experienced a couple of new updates relating to building energy including changes in ENERGY STAR scores and Chicago’s new energy rating system.
Samantha Davidson and Marie Curatolo explain the importance of these changes in “Let’s Talk Energy: ENERGY STAR Ratings and City of Chicago Energy Rating System” on the BOMA Chicago Web site. They explain why most commercial office buildings throughout Chicago may have been hit harder than expected with their new ENERGY STAR scores, details regarding the Chicago Energy Rating System and why it’s being implemented, and how buildings can take action moving forward.