In 2007, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Energy Star status to 176 office buildings, schools, hospitals, banks, hotels, supermarkets and college dormitories in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
"These buildings are among the nation's top energy savers," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Mary A. Gade. "They use about one-third less energy than average buildings, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves money."
Nationally, nearly 4,100 buildings and manufacturing plants had earned EPA's Energy Star through the end of 2007. More than 1,400 were added in 2007 alone. The total includes about 1,500 office buildings, 1,300 supermarkets, 820 schools and 250 hotels. Also, more than 185 banks, financial centers, hospitals, courthouses, warehouses, dormitories and - for the first time - big-box retail buildings earned the Energy Star. More than 35 manufacturing plants such as cement, auto assembly, corn refining and - for the first time - petroleum refining are also being recognized.
In total, these award-winning commercial buildings and manufacturing plans have saved nearly $1.5 billion annually in lower energy bills and prevented carbon dioxide emissions equal to the emissions associated with electricity use of more than 1.5 million American homes for a year, relative to typical buildings.
The complete list of buildings by state is at http://www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings. More information on Energy Star is at http://www.energystar.gov. The Midwest buildings that received the Energy Star label in 2007 are:
Chicago: 1 S. Wacker, 111 S. Wacker, 120 S. LaSalle, 191 N. Wacker, 205 W. Wacker, 2111 W. Roosevelt Road, 225 W. Wacker, 303 E. Wacker, 321 N. Clark at Riverside Plaza, Canal Center, Chicago Transit Authority, Hartford Plaza, LaSalle Bank Bldg, One S. Dearborn, Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Bldg., Santa Fe Bldg, The LaSalle Wacker, Three First National Plaza, Wacker-Randolph Bldg. Itasca: 500 Park Blvd. Buffalo Grove: 750 Lake Cook Road, One Pierce Place. Lisle: Westwood of Lisle, Aboretum Lakes-1001, Arboretum Lakes Office Park-901, Arboretum Lakes W.-1011 Warrenville Road. Hoffman Estates: Barrington Pointe, Greenspoint Office Bldg., Greenspoint Office Bldg. III. Buffalo Grove: BG Office 1110 Lake Cook Road. Schaumburg: Centennial Center, Woodfield Preserve I, Woodfield Preserve II, Schaumburg Corporate Center, One Century Centre. Benton: Hiramoti Federal Bldg. Charleston: EIU Greek Ct. #5-7. Des Plaines: Touhy Atrium Bldg. Oak Brook: McDonald's Campus Office Bldg.
Detroit: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit VA Medical Center. Ann Arbor: 777 Eisenhower, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Commerce Township: Clifford H. Smart Middle School, Commerce Elementary. Walled Lake: Community Educational Center, Glengary Elementary, James Geisler Middle School, Mary Helen Guest School, Oakley Park Elementary, Walled Lake Elementary, Western High School. Warren: DEQ S.E. Michigan District Office. Gwinn: DEQ Upper Peninsula District Office. White Lake: Dublin Elementary. Farmington: Farmington High School. Farmington Hills: North Farmington High, Tri-Atria-3225 Northwestern Highway. Novi: Hickory Woods Elementary, Meadowbrook Elementary. Southfield: Oak Hollow # 40, One Northwestern Plaza, Two Towne Square. Bloomfield: Keith Elementary, Maple Elementary. West Bloomfield: Twin Beach Elementary, Walnut Creek Middle School. Troy: Long Lake Crossings. Allendale: Mark A. Murray Living Center. Mattawan: Mattawan Early Elementary School, Mattawan High School, Mattawan Later Elementary School, Mattawan Middle School.
Minneapolis: 225 S. Sixth, Accenture Tower At Metropolitan Centre, Ameriprise Client Service Center, Ameriprise Financial Centre, Fifty S. Sixth Bldg., Normandale Lake Office Park, Thrivent Financial, Wells Fargo Center. St. Paul: 180 E. 5th St., St. Paul Travelers CHQ. West St. Paul: Northern Service Center. Bloomington: 2950 Metro Drive, 7851 Metro Parkway, International Plaza, Minnesota Center, Normandale Lake Office Park, One Marketpointe. Minnetonka: 601 Tower at Carlson Center, Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I. Plymouth: 605 Waterford Park, ATRIA Corporate Center. Duluth: ARI Duluth, Uniprise Duluth, Whole Food Coop. Hibbing: ARI Hibbing. Mankato: Blue Earth County Courthouse, Blue Earth County Government Center. Hanover: Hanover Elementary School. Eden Prairie: Prairie View Elementary School. Richfield: Richfield Campus. Golden Valley: The Colonnade. Two Harbors: Two Harbors High School.
Milwaukee: City Hall Complex, Milwaukee Center, Milwaukee VA Regional Office, One Park Plaza. West Milwaukee: West Milwaukee Middle School. Muskego: Bay Lane-Country Meadows, Lake Denoon Middle School, Mill Valley Elementary School, Muskego High School. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Elementary School. Whitefish Bay: Cumberland Elementary School, Richards Elementary School, Whitefish Bay High School, Whitefish Bay Middle School. River Falls: Dick's Market. West Allis: Frank Lloyd Wright Middle School, Franklin Elementary School, General Billy Mitchell Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lincoln Center III-10450 S. National Ave., Longfellow Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Walker Elementary School, West Allis Central High School, West Allis Nathan Hale High School. Stoughton: Kegonsa Elementary School, River Bluff, Sandhill Elementary School, Stoughton High School, Yahara Elementary School. Madison: Planning Design Build Headquarters. Sun Prairie: Wisconsin Public Power Inc.
Cleveland: 200 Public Square. Cincinnati: 580 Building, Chemed Center @ 255 Fifth, P&G General Office, PNC Center. Columbus: Capitol Square, Giant Eagle 6502 Busch Boulevard, Giant Eagle 6504 Upper Arlington, Plaza 280. Euclid: Euclid Central Middle School. Georgetown: Georgetown Elementary School. Youngstown: Giant Eagle 0049 Cornersburg, Giant Eagle 4018 Boardman, Giant Eagle 4078 Austintown. Ridgeville: Giant Eagle 0199 North Ridgeville. Warren: Giant Eagle 4051, Giant Eagle 4056 Jamestown. Boardman: Giant Eagle 4075 Community Center. North Madison: Giant Eagle 4097 North Madison. Chardon: Giant Eagle 4098 Chardon. Massillon: Giant Eagle 4152 Massillon. Gahanna: Giant Eagle 6501 Gahanna. Lewis Center: Giant Eagle 6503 Polaris. Hilliard: Giant Eagle 6505 Hilliard-Rome. Pinkerington: Giant Eagle 6514 Pinkerington. Grove City: Giant Eagle 6526 Grove City. Powell: Giant Eagle 6527 Liberty. Westerville: UHG Westerville code 5883.
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Airport Fairfield Inn, Market Tower. Merrillville: Merrillville Courtyard, Merrillville Fairfield. New Albany: Hazelwood Middle School, Scribner Middle School. Mishawaka: Mishawaka Courtyard.