The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has available an ENERGY STAR 1-100 energy performance scale which can be used to rate the energy performance of buildings relative to similar buildings nationwide. Buildings that achieve an ENERGY STAR performance core of 75 or higher – meaning they are in the top 25 percent for energy efficiency in the nation compared to similar buildings – and are professionally verified to meet current indoor environmental standards are eligible to apply for ENERGY STAR. Three Brown County government buildings were designated Energy Star buildings in 2010.
- Agriculture and Extension Service Center
- Northern Building
- Sophie Beaumont Building
Additional Brown County government buildings will be submitted for Energy Star Designation in 2011.