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EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program invites your organization to build your own competition to save energy, water, or waste. Use no-cost guides and templates to help plan every step of your competition, from determining the framework to collecting and managing the data to celebrating successes and sharing best practices. 

Communications resources

These materials are provided to help you plan and organize your communications and energize your participants to work off the waste with help from ENERGY STAR. Use the resources below and customize the template materials as needed to help you recruit participants, facilitate the sharing of best practices, keep participants engaged, and celebrate achievements – all while saving energy and water, saving money, and protecting the environment all year long!

The templates include talking points, promotional ideas, a social media guide, and email examples, including sample instructions for using Portfolio Manager. Download the packets below to start spreading the word.

Planning & creative resources

Technical resources

A complete list of ENERGY STAR technical resources is available here. Below are some of the most popular ENERGY STAR resources for standing up a robust energy management program and improving energy and water efficiency in commercial buildings.