EPA Kicks Off Third Annual ENERGY STAR National Building Competition
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program launched the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, with more than 3,200 buildings across the country going head-to-head to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and protect the environment. More than 30 different types of commercial buildings are facing off this year, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The competitors range from a Kmart store on the island of St. Thomas to a crime lab in Phoenix to a federal office building in Nome, Alaska. The number of participants in the National Building Competition has jumped from 14 buildings in 2010, the competition’s first year, to 245 in 2011, to more than 3,200 this year.
See the list of competitors, social media updates, interactive map of buildings and photos of the competition at http://www.energystar.gov/BattleOfTheBuildings.