Colorado College Working Paper No. 2008-04
9 Pages Posted: 21 May 2008
Date Written: May 2008
Voluntary government programs such as ENERGY STAR have been created to promote energy efficiency within different organizations and businesses, and this study is dedicated to discovering whether or not businesses that become certified building partners with ENERGY STAR obtain a competitive advantage. Through two different methods of analysis, an observational analysis and a test of means, data on profitability ratios from twenty-five ENERGY STAR partners are examined to determine if partnering with ENERGY STAR results in a competitive advantage.
Keywords: energy star, competitve advantage, profitability ratio
JEL Classification: D21, D43, D46, L11, M3
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Joiner, Thomas S. and Laux, Judith A., Energy Star: A Competitive Advantage? (May 2008). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2008-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1135412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1135412