One Century Tower, located at 265 Church Street in New Haven, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification for 2015.
ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program administered by the EPA that recognizes and certifies superior performing energy efficient buildings. ENERGY STAR certification 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.
One Century Tower, a 20-story, 270,000 square foot Class A office tower, is owned by Wiggin and Dana LLP and Century One Limited Partnership, a Konover-related partnership, and is managed by Konover Commercial Corporation.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses. One Century Tower received a score of 89 for 2015.
“We are extremely pleased that One Century Tower has received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification again for 2015,” said Elizabeth Judd, President of Konover Commercial Corporation. “Energy conservation, and the resulting lower costs, are a significant benefit to the building’s owners and tenants.”