At the half-way point of the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, EPA held a midpoint weigh-in of all 3,200 competitors. The results? In the first six months of the competition, participants are posting big savings. Now entering the final stretch of the competition, building teams are pulling out all the stops to save event more energy and money, and protect the environment. More
The first-ever ENERGY STAR Buildings Partner Meeting will be held October 10–11, 2012, at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The meeting will feature interactive sessions with leading ENERGY STAR partners who will share their proven best practices, as well as innovations in managing the energy use of their buildings. Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International, and Jim Schlachter, Superintendent of Gresham-Barlow School District, will keynote.
Download the agenda and register at https://buildingsmeeting.cadmusweb.com/
On July 25th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings with a record 3,200 buildings across the country going head to head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs and protect health and the environment.
See the list of competitors, social media updates, interactive map of buildings and photos of the competition at http://www.energystar.gov/BattleOfTheBuildings .
Today, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Washington, DC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized nearly 100 commercial building design projects submitted by 43 architecture firms that achieved Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification in the past year. Together, these projects which incorporate energy efficiency into their plans are estimated to prevent nearly 175,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually and save more than $23 million in annual energy costs across 10 million square feet of commercial space.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings for 2011. The list of 25 cities is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Dallas, Riverside, Calif. and Boston. By the end of 2011, the nearly 16,500 Energy Star certified buildings across America have helped save nearly $2.3 billion in annual utility bills and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to emissions from the annual energy use of more than 1.5 million homes.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR framework provides pathway to success