In 2007, commercial buildings and manufacturing plants to earn the Energy Star for superior energy efficiency increased by more than 25%, Environmental Leader reports. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions reduced reached an all time high of more than 25 billion pounds.
Commercial Energy Star buildings use almost 40% less energy than regular buildings, and emit 35% less carbon dioxide. Many Energy Star buildings excel due to superior energy management practices such as energy benchmarking.
The total number of buildings to earn the Energy Star is 4,056, with 1,400 earning the Energy Star in 2007 alone.
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