P1 Group earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® for superior energy efficiency

LENEXA, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc.’s Lenexa office has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

“P1 Group is proud to earn the EPA’s ENERGY STAR,” said Mike Belcher, President of P1 Group. “With these improvements, we have made our building more environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy to work in.”

Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 

“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.”

To earn the ENERGY STAR, P1 Group took the following actions:

  • Cleaning crew schedule changed from 6:30-11:30 to 6:30-8:00 reducing lighting operation by 3-1/2 hours
  • Implemented a lighting strategy that turned the building’s interior lights on later before work and off quicker after work
  • Printer/copy machines were programmed for automatic shutdown
  • Broken weather-stripping around exterior door replaced to minimize leakage
  • Reprogrammed the temperature control system for tighter temperature control parameters on all thermostats
  • Building Management System implemented to control night setback automation and air temperature reset based on outside temperatures  

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 is eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved nearly $17 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 30 million vehicles.

For more information about ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.

For more information about P1 Group visit www.p1group.com.

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