MEP CA AB 1103

ENERGY STAR Tenant Space

The ENERGY STAR program has added a new level of energy efficiency recognition. Specific Tenant Spaces can now earn EPA recognition for sustainability efforts. If you are having trouble getting your building management team to get the building certified you can now take matters into your own hands and get your office space ENERGY STAR Tenant recognition.

In order to be eligible to be considered for recognition, your space must conform to the following requirements:

  1. Be either a general administrative office, financial office, or a non-diagnostic medical office (such as a doctor’s office that does not include diagnostic equipment). It may include a data center.

  2. Represent all your usable office square footage in the building. Your Usable square footage is defined as all areas within the demising walls reserved for your exclusive use.

  3. Be located in the United States.

There are a few criteria for achieving Tenant space recognition. The steps toward achieving recognition include:

  1. Estimate energy use: Understanding your energy use helps identify actions you can take to make the biggest impact.

  2. Meter: You can’t manage what you don’t measure! Tenants must meter the energy they are responsible for in the building.

  3. Light efficiently: Lighting is a major user and one of the most cost-effective upgrades. Tenants will need to meet a lighting energy use target to qualify for recognition.

  4. Use efficient equipment: Upgrading equipment reduces the large energy draw from plug loads. Tenants will need to provide an energy efficient equipment procurement policy.

  5. Share data with the landlord (if requested): Your data may enable whole building benchmarking, which supports strategic investment in energy performance and is often needed for compliance with local laws and mandates.

If you would like to pursue ENERGY STAR's new tenant recognition contact MEP today!

Posted by Maximum Energy Professionals "MEP", a mechanical engineering firm located in Torrance, CA. Sustainability Services, ENERGY STAR utility benchmarking and award certification, California AB802 Compliance, City of Los Angeles EBEWE Compliance, ASHRAE energy audits, LEED, energy conservation/green Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing systems and equipment design. Call us at 310-782-1410 or visit our website at