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April 23, 2003

DOE Office Facility in Maryland Earns the Energy Star Label

DOE's office facility in Germantown, Maryland, earned the Energy Star designation for energy efficiency on April 23th. On an energy consumption scale of 0 to 100, the Germantown facility earned a score of 83. To earn an Energy Star label, a building must score 75 points or more. The Germantown facility is the fifth DOE building to earn an Energy Star label, following the lead established by Building 69 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Buildings 117 and 132 at the Nevada Test Site, and the Buildings Technology Center Headquarters building at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. See the DOE press release.