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Sears and Texas A&M pull ahead at the midpoint weigh-in for the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Battle of the Buildings

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Since January, more than 125 teams and 6,500 buildings have been battling it out to see who can save the most energy and water in the 2015 ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge. At the midpoint, competitors are already showing impressive results! The Sears California Conservers and Texas A&M teams are neck and neck with an energy reduction of 19.5 percent in just six months! They’re leading the field by more than 6 percentage points, but there’s still time for others to close the gap before the final weigh-in. 

On the water side, the Elementary Schools team from Carrollton-Farmers Branch (CFB) Independent School District in Texas is posting the highest reductions, with an impressive 23.7 percent improvement in water efficiency.

In the spirit of the election season, namesake Bush and Clinton buildings are facing off in this year’s competition, and it’s still anybody’s game. So who’s ahead in the #ESNBC polls at midpoint? The George Bush Presidential Library has posted a notable 7 percent savings in just six months, but the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum is nipping at their heels with a 6 percent savings at midpoint. The savings don’t stop there! Hundreds of buildings are showing remarkable energy and water savings at midpoint.

Participants who save the most at the end of the competition will be recognized on the Battle of the Buildings website and will have bragging rights for years to come. Visit to see who’s in the lead, and join the conversation on Twitter by using the #ESNBC hashtag and following @EnergyStarNBC. Good luck to everyone in the final leg of the competition, and may the best team or building win!

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