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Independence earns fourth consecutive Energy Star recognition

By August 13, 2018July 9th, 2020Company Updates

We’re proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross headquarters in Philadelphia has earned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star rating for superior energy efficiency.

Energy Star-certified buildings are known to save energy, money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings, with no sacrifices in comfort or quality.

To be eligible for Energy Star-certification, a building must earn a score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. For 2017, our building at 1901 Market Street earned a rating of 92 — up from 91 in 2016.

Energy achievements

  • From 2016 to 2017, energy use dropped 8 percent.
  • Since 2011, utility costs were reduced by $2.4 million due, in part, to energy-saving facility projects and executing a competitive contract with an electricity supplier.
  • From 2011-2017 electricity cost per year has reduced by 43 percent ($895,000 per year).

We are pleased to be acknowledged as one of 157 Energy Star-recognized buildings in Philadelphia.