William Jefferson Clinton Building North and South ENERGY STAR Label
On May 27, 2011, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR was awarded for EPA Headquarters in the William Jefferson Clinton Building North and South, which houses approximately 1,600 EPA employees including many of its senior managers.
This ENERGY STAR certification signifies superior energy performance, and its status is in the top 12 percent of buildings in its class. To earn this certification, the EPA partnered with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), to install energy-saving systems, including energy efficiency upgrades to heating and cooling systems along with an aggressive metering program to monitor energy consumption. Additionally, sustainable "best practices" are in place aimed to reduce the carbon footprint, such as: switching to more energy-efficient electronic equipment and a centralized power management system through its Customer Technology Solutions, replacing historic incandescent fixtures with compact fluorescent lights, and continuing an extensive Environmental Management System that included employee training and education on energy and water conservation measures.
The ENERGY STAR certification was a key step toward EPA earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED® Silver level certification for existing buildings: operations and maintenance (EB: O&M) in July 2013. View the William Jefferson Clinton Building North and South LEED Scorecard (formerly known as the Ariel Rios North-South building) (PDF) (1 pp, 59K).