ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings

Last updated: 23 October 2019

Certain commercial and institutional buildings can earn NRCan’s ENERGY STAR and can display the ENERGY STAR symbol. ENERGY STAR-certified commercial and institutional buildings meet strict energy performance standards set by NRCan. They use less energy, are less expensive to operate, and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers.

As of 2019, seven building types are eligible to apply for certification: K-12 schools, commercial offices, hospitals, supermarkets and food stores, medical offices, senior care communities and residential care facilities, and ice/curling rinks.

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