EPA backs down from new energy efficiency ratings after landlords balk

“The Environmental Protection Agency has put on hold plans to update its system for rating the energy efficiency of office and industrial buildings, pausing after some big landlords complained the methodology would unfairly penalize their properties.

More than 200,000 properties across the U.S. participate in the Energy Star program, which generates scores of one to 100 to measure energy efficiency and rate buildings. The agency created the program to offer tenants and owners an easy way to compare how much energy each building uses, and a sense of how expensive their energy bills would be.”

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