HARC's Headquarters in the top 1% of Most Energy Efficient Office Buildings in the US
Last month HARC's LEED Platinum headquarters reached an Energy Star score of 99. Since opening its doors in 2017, this is the first time HARC has achieved this high standard of energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), HARC's building now operates in the top 1% of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the United States. In the last twelve months, HARC has reduced its energy consumption by 19.50%. By improving the way HARC operates its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and other energy loads to cover our staff and visitors' needs, research staff was able to reduce energy consumption. In the following weeks, HARC will begin the Net Zero certification process, completing a list of energy-saving goals for our building for the year.
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About Energy Star
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that improve air quality and protect the climate. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions, equivalent to the annual emissions of over 600 million cars. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs.