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Region 8 Energy Star buildings save $27 million and prevent 700 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions -- annually

Release Date: 02/12/2008
Contact Information: Patty Crow, 303 312-6464; Richard Mylott 303 312-6654

Class of 2007 includes 73 facilities in five states

{Denver, Colo. -- February 12, 2008} The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 welcomed 73 buildings to the 2007 Class of Energy Star-Qualified Buildings.

"These facilities are America's energy all-stars," said EPA's regional administrator in Denver, Robert E. Roberts. "The schools, offices, hospitals, and federal facilities that join us today are part of the growing roster of Energy Star buildings that reduce millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year."

Region 8's 2007 class of Energy Star buildings includes private offices, schools, and federal, state and municipal buildings across Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The 73 buildings announced today bring the total number of buildings in Region 8 states that have participated in the Energy Star program to 212. Collectively, these facilities represent more than 37 million square feet of building space, save nearly $27 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent more than 700 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to the emissions from about 58,000 vehicles.

Nearly 4,100 buildings and manufacturing plants have earned the EPA’s Energy Star through the end of 2007, with the addition of more than 1,400 in 2007 alone. They include about 1,500 office buildings, 1,300 supermarkets, 820 K-12 schools, and 250 hotels. Also, more than 185 banks, financial centers, hospitals, courthouses, warehouses, dormitories, and - for the first time - big-box retail buildings earned the Energy Star. More than 35 manufacturing plants such as cement, auto assembly, corn refining, and - for the first time - petroleum refining are also being recognized.

In total, these award-winning commercial buildings and manufacturing plants have saved nearly $1.5 billion annually in lower energy bills and prevented carbon dioxide emissions equal to the emissions associated with electricity use of more than 1.5 million American homes for a year, relative to typical buildings. Commercial buildings that have earned the Energy Star use nearly 40 percent less energy than average buildings and emit 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, offering a significantly smaller carbon footprint. About 500 Energy Star buildings use 50 percent less energy than average buildings. Many of these buildings excel due to good energy management practices such as routine energy efficiency benchmarking.

Energy use in commercial buildings and manufacturing plants accounts for nearly half of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 50 percent of energy consumption nationwide. For more than a decade, EPA has worked with businesses and organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strategic energy management practices. Today, there are Energy Star qualified facilities in every state across the country. To qualify for the Energy Star, a building or manufacturing plant must score in the top 25 percent using EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System.

Energy Star was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. In 2006, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved about $14 billion on their energy bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 25 million vehicles.

To learn more about Energy Star buildings and facilities: http://www.energystar.gov/buildings

To find Energy Star buildings and industrial facilities in your area: http://www.energystar.gov/LabeledList


Region 8 2007 ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Buildings

Colorado
Facility NameLocation
1125 Seventeenth Street1125 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
16 Market Square 1400 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
1670 Broadway 1670 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
1801 California 1801 California Suite 280
Denver , CO 80202
1999 Broadway 1999 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
555 17th Street555 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
ACJC District Courthouse 7325 S. Potomac St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Administration Building I 5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80166
Administration Building II 7305 S. Potomac St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Air Academy High School 6910 Carlton Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840
Atrium 2 6060 South Willow Drive
Greenwood Village , CO 80111
Bacon Elementary 5844 S. TImberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Bauder Elementary 2345 W. Prospect Read
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Cache La Poudre Junior High School 3511 West County Road 54g
Laporte, CO 80535
Dunn Elementary 501 S. Washington
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Federal Department of Transportation Building 12300 W. Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
Fossil Ridge High School 5400 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Gates World Headquarters 1551 Wewatta St. Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
Guaranty Bank Building 1331 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Harris Bilingual 501 East Elizabeth St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Independence Plaza1050 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Johnson Elementary 4101 Seneca Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Kinard 3002 E Trilby Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Kruse Elementary 4400 Mcmurry Av.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Linton Elementary 4100 Caribou Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Lopez Elementary 637 Wabash
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Manville Plaza717 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
McGraw Elementary 4800 Hinsdale
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Minoru Yasui Plaza 303 West Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Olander Elementary 3401 Auntie Stone St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Operations Building 2445 LaPorte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Peakview Tower 6465 South Greenwood Plaza Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80111
Plaza of the Rockies North Tower 111 South Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Plaza of the Rockies South Tower 121 S. Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Plaza Tower One 6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Englewood, CO 80111
Republic Plaza 370-17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Rocky Mountain High School 1300 W. Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Seventeenth Street Plaza 1225 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Support Services Center 2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
The Denver Post Tower 1560 Broadway Ste1195
Denver, CO 80202
The Point at Inverness 8310 South Valley Hwy.
Englewood, CO 80112
Tolin Mechanical 12005 E 45th Ave
Denver, CO 80239
Traut Elementary 2515 Timberwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Tuscany Plaza 6312 S Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Union Tower 165 South Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Waterview One 8005 S. Chester St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Waterview Three 8000 S. Chester St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building1445 Cleveland Place
Denver, CO 80201
Wells Fargo Center1700 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
Werner Elementary 5400 Mail Creek Ln.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Zach Elementary 3715 Kechter Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Montana 2007 ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Buildings
Facility NameLocation
Billings Refinery401 South 23rd St
Billings , MT 59101
Home on the Range220 S. 27th St.
Billings, MT 59101
Max Sieben Baucus Federal Building 10 West 15th Street
Helena, MT 59626
St. Patrick Hospital 500 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

South Dakota 2007 ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Buildings
Facility NameLocation
Aberdeen C.C. Lee Elementary 1900 N State St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aberdeen Lincoln Elementary 414 S 10th St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aberdeen May Overby Elementary 612 SE 14th St.
Aberdeen, SD 27401
Aberdeen O.M. Tiffany Elementary 819 8th Avenue NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aberdeen Simmons Elementary 1500 S Third Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Beadle Elementary School 1214 Mulberry Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Lincoln Elementary School 815 Locust Street
Yankton, SD 57078
HSBC Sioux Falls 2200 E. Benson Rd.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Stewart Elementary School 208 West Twenty-First Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Webster Elementary School 317 East Seventh Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Yankton Middle School 2000 Mulberry Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Utah 2007 ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Buildings
Facility NameLocation
Cottonwood Corp Center NOP Hines Bld. #102825 Cottonwood Parkway
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Cottonwood Corp Center NOP Hines Bld. #112855 E Cottonwood Parkway Suite 175
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Cottonwood Corp Center NOP Hines Bld. #82755 East Cottonwood Parkway
Salt Lake City , UT 84121
Cottonwood Corp Center NOP Hines Bld.# 92795 Cottonwood Parkway
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Lone Peak Elementary 11515 South High Mesa Drive
Sandy, UT 84092
Twin Rivers Office Building 2262 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401

Wyoming 2007 ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Buildings
Facility NameLocation
Trihydro Corporation1252 Commerce Drive
Laramie, WY 82070