Port of Oakland receives tenth consecutive energy star certification

Oakland, Calif. – May 17, 2016:  Every year the U.S. EPA recognizes buildings nationwide for energy efficiency. In 2016, the Port of Oakland headquarters at 530 Water Street is the only building in the city to receive this distinction so far.

This is the tenth consecutive year that the Port has received an Energy Star award. Port headquarters ranked in the top 18% of EPA benchmarked facilities nationwide. To achieve an Energy Star award, a building must rank among the top 25% most energy efficient buildings in the market. Factors that affect scoring include building systems, operational hours, climate controls, equipment scheduling, and equipment monitoring.

“This recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to being a strong environmental advocate,” said Port of Oakland Director of Environmental Programs and Planning Richard Sinkoff.

Port of Oakland headquarters have implemented the following energy-saving measures:

  • Modernized heating and air conditioning equipment that uses less energy
  • Installed new computer and printing equipment that requires less power

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