The Race is a friendly competition among organizations and architects across the country to see who submits the most projects that achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The project's region will be determined by zip code for one of three U.S regions: Wild West, Big Easy Central, and East Coast. The region with the most projects by the deadline wins the Race.
Use EPA's Target Finder, a no-cost online tool, to see if your projects achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The Architect of Record may submit all projects that have completed the Construction Documents phase. Learn more at Apply for Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.
Participants from three U.S. regions will battle it out to see which one will finish the race with the most Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR projects: East Coast, Big Easy Central, or Wild West. Each region is awarded one point for each project submitted; the regional location is determined by the project's zip code.
Follow us on this Race to Denver Web page and @EnergyStarBldgs for updates. EPA also encourages organizations to promote the competition and successful projects on your own social media networks.
Organizations can help spread the word by promoting the Race among members, customers, and within businesses. You can tweet, email and announce it on websites, in publications and at conferences.
Once your organization promotes the Race, EPA will then recognize your support by adding your name to the “Who's In” List. See the Race to Denver Toolkit for ready-to-use promotional materials and instructions for being a Promoter for the Race.
EPA awards the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR graphic for design projects that meet energy efficiency criteria. Architects and building owners can use the graphic on drawings and materials promoting energy efficiency associated with a design project.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge is an ongoing initiative from EPA encouraging architects to design buildings that reduce the demand for fossil fuel energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. EPA features the architects and their projects on the ENERGY STAR website, in national trade publications, and at AIA National Conventions.
|ENERGY STAR Challenge at AIA Conventions
||2012 Washington, D.C.
2011 New Orleans
|2009 San Francisco
2007 San Antonio
|Achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR||Architects & Projects|