First page of the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook Appendices.

This 87-page document of appendices supplements the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business. While the main workbook gives broad guidance about how to implement an energy management program in your small business, these appendices take a deeper dive into topics such as energy audits, working with contractors, and improvements. It also includes sections on specific business types, such as restaurants, auto dealers, lodging, offices, grocery stores, manufacturers, and home-based businesses.

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First page of the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business.

The ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for owners, operators, and employees of small businesses. This 36-page guidebook provides step-by-step guidance on ways to increase energy efficiency in facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

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2014 National Building Competition rules

Read the rules for EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. For the first time ever, the annual competition recognized teams for energy and water saving achievements.  

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2014 National Building Competition FAQs

Read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. This four-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, team formation, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.

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2015 National Building Competition team registration spreadsheet
Fill out this spreadsheet if you are planning to compete in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition as part of a team. You'll need to submit a team name, contact information for the team lead, and the Portfolio Manager building ID number for each participating building.
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screen shot of data request guidance

Use these instructions to submit building energy and water data to register for the 2015 EPA National Building Competition.

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First page of the 2015 National Building Competition newsletter article.

Use this customizable newsletter article to promote your participation in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. Add your organization details and include the article in your next regular newsletter or email to tenants, occupants, and other stakeholders.

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Use this letter template to create a customized message to send to all stakeholders and officials about your participation in EPA's 2015 National Building Competition.

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front page of FAQ document

Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This seven-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.

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front page of rules document
Learn the rules for competing in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This two-page document includes information about how to compete individually or as part of a team.
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