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EPA Announces Winner of the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
More than 3,000 buildings went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, and an elementary school in New Jersey emerged victorious.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Demarest Elementary School in Bloomfield, New Jersey, is the winner of EPA’s 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its third year, the competition featured teams from across the country racing to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment. Demarest Elementary School won the competition by demonstrating the largest percent-reduction in energy use, adjusted for weather and the size of the building. Demarest Elementary School was able to reduce its energy use by 52 percent in one year. Together, competitors cut their energy costs by more than $50 million.