Morrison Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has won the first EPA National Building Competition. The competition, launched on April 27, 2010, challenged teams from 14 buildings across the country to measure their building’s energy use and reduce waste with help from the Energy Star program.
"The amazing results of the first-ever National Building Competition prove that any building can take simple steps to slash energy use, save thousands of dollars and protect the environment," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Our top participants together saved nearly a million dollars by cutting energy use, and that's just in the first year. We look forward to seeing even greater savings and energy innovations in the years ahead." More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing nine small businesses and congregations for their achievements in the fight against climate change. Through effective energy management practices and innovative efficiency solutions, all nine organizations demonstrate that no matter the size, it is possible to save money and use significantly less energy and to power the buildings where Americans work, play, and learn.
The International Facility Management Association announced it has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program to help facility professionals improve building performance through energy conservation. The IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR encourages all facility professionals to track their progress as they work toward a goal of reducing their organization’s measured facility energy use by 15 percent.
Office buildings and hotels in the Metro Denver real estate community will be recognized for efforts to reduce energy and water use, save on operating costs, and prepare their buildings for the future.
ENERGY STAR News: Business and Industry Edition Spring 2010.
Once you have signed up for the Conserve / EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge, use the checklist below or download the brochure, to use as a daily reminder of how you can conserve water and energy - and cut down on utility costs.