First page of Energy Savings Tips for Small Businesses: Lodging.

Use this four-page document to find specific advice on how hotels and motels can become more energy efficient. This resource is intended to complement and build upon the guidance provided in the ENERGY STAR® Small Business Action Workbook, with a focus on the lodging facility type.

Hotels and motels have to balance energy efficiency with guest comfort. In addition to energy saving tips, Energy Savings Tips for Small Businesses: Lodging provides guidance on how to profile your energy use and links to additional resources.

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First page of Energy Savings Tips for Small Businesses: Home‐Based Businesses.

Use this six-page document to find specific advice on how home-based businesses can become more energy efficient. This resource is intended to complement and build upon the guidance provided in the ENERGY STAR® Small Business Action Workbook, with a focus on the home-based business facility type.

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First page of Energy Savings Tips for Small Businesses: Grocery and Convenience Stores.

Use this three-page document to find specific advice on how grocery and convenience stores can become more energy efficient. This resource is intended to complement and build upon the guidance provided in the ENERGY STAR® Small Business Action Workbook, with a focus on the grocery and convenience store facility type.

In addition to energy saving tips, Energy Savings Tips for Small Businesses: Grocery and Convenience Stores provides guidance on how to profile your energy use and links to additional resources.

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First page of Energy Saving Tips for Small Business: Auto Dealers.

Use this four-page document to find specific advice on how auto dealers can become more energy efficient. This resource is intended to complement and build upon the guidance provided in the ENERGY STAR® Small Business Action Workbook, with a focus on the auto dealer facility type.

Auto dealers have unique energy characteristics, including more energy usage per square foot than a typical office building. In addition to energy saving tips, Energy Saving Tips for Small Business: Auto Dealers provides guidance on how to profile your energy use and links to additional resources.

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First page of the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook Summary.

This two-page document summarizes the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business and is useful for people who want a high-level overview of the seven-step ENERGY STAR approach to saving energy in your small business. For businesses interested in implementing this approach, we recommend downloading the full ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business.

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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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