ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Humantech, experts in workplace ergonomic improvements, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
"Humantech is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said James Good, President. "Through this certification, we have demonstrated our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs."
Commercial buildings that earn EPA's ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Humantech improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."
To earn its ENERGY STAR, Humantech used the Energy Star Portfolio Manager application to log each energy meter for all energy use for all fuel types in the building each month for the past 2 years. The Portfolio Manager collects, summarizes, and calculates the data, and then compares the results with similar facilities across the country. To be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
Finally, certification requires a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) to validate the reported property use characteristics (including square footage of the building), the energy data, and confirm the indoor environment criteria has been met.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HUMANTECH:
For over 35 years, global companies have relied on Humantech for workplace improvements. By combining the science of ergonomics and our unique 30-Inch View®—where people, work, and environment intersect—we deliver practical solutions that impact safety, quality, and productivity. At Humantech, we know people make productivity happen. Please visit us at www.humantech.com for more information.