EPA's ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition Saves $50 Million, Prevents 250,000 Metric Tons of GHG Emissions

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million, cut their energy use by more than two billion kBtus, and prevented more than 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions—equal to the annual energy use of more than 37,000 homes. Competitors reduced their energy use an average of six percent, equivalent to an average savings of nearly $20,000 per building.

EPA Press Release