The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Moseley Architects will receive its 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, marking the second time the firm has achieved this accolade since 2018.
The Partner of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners, winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy and the American people.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Moseley Architects’ portfolio includes six million square feet of Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR buildings for 20 clients over the past 15 years. To date, the firm has completed 43 Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR projects with a total annual energy savings of $2.67 million, equivalent to removing 1,657 homes from the electrical power grid.
The award is a testament to Moseley Architects’ decades-long dedication to sustainable design. In 2019, the firm introduced its TRUEsustainability program, which develops design strategies that support the interrelation of decarbonization, wellness and resilience.
“Moseley Architects is very proud to serve a broad array of clients who support our team’s efforts to enhance the built experience in environmentally responsible ways. Our TRUEsustainability initiative is correlated directly to ENERGY STAR principles, inspiration which has continued to drive our important work since our earlier recognition as Partner of the Year,” said Moseley Architects’ President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Stewart Roberson.
The firm’s Director of Energy Analytics and Informed Design, John Nichols, leverages ENERGY STAR tools to inform key design decisions from energy modeling analyses in the earliest phases of design to post-occupancy measurement and verification plans. He continues to work closely with clients long after they have moved into their buildings to identify opportunities for saving energy during actual operations.
“Improving the energy performance of the buildings we design has been an incredibly important and hugely rewarding challenge, one that goes beyond a handful of high-profile projects to consider our entire design portfolio. We are deeply grateful for this recognition and for everything it says about the ongoing partnership between our designers, clients and the ENERGY STAR program,” he said.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve four billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about