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Energy Star: A Competitive Advantage?

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2008-04

9 Pages Posted: 21 May 2008  

Thomas S. Joiner Jr.

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Judith A. Laux

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Date Written: May 2008

Abstract

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

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

Thomas S. Joiner Jr.

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

Judith A. Laux (Contact Author)

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
7193896414 (Phone)
7193896927 (Fax)

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