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The Lewis and Clark State Office Building on Riverside Drive in Jefferson City has earned Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what state officials described as superior energy performance.

The 120,000-square-foot building was built in 2005 and is Platinum LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. It houses portions of Missouri’s departments of Natural Resources and Public Safety.

Energy Star-certified buildings are verified as performing in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics, according to DNR officials.

Energy Star is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States based on actual, verified energy performance.

The Lewis and Clark State Office Building earned a score of 81 out of 100, demonstrating the building operates at a higher efficiency than 81 percent of similar buildings nationwide.

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