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The ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP was a competition that challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!

Learn from past winners

When EPA launched the first-ever ENERGY STAR National Building Competition in 2010, 14 competitors went head-to-head for the title of Biggest Energy Loser. Since then, more competitors joined the race each year, and the energy savings—and positive environmental impacts—have multiplied with every competition.

In 2016, the competitors were put into overdrive! During a three-month, boot camp-inspired sprint, competitors focused on engaging building occupants and employees in tackling energy and water waste, one simple action at a time. Download the individual winner graphics below to learn the best practices that led each winner to victory, and you can also download each wrap-up report from 2010 – 2015 to see how competitors performed over the years.

2016 Winner - Boeing Renton 10-18/20

Boeing-Renton 10-18/20
Reduced energy use by: 26%
Est. cost savings: $200,000
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 634 metric tons
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Texas A&M 2015 Team Winner

Texas A&M – ESCO Project team
Reduced energy use by: 35.5%
Est. cost savings: $548,900
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 1,726 metric tons
Download the 2015 report

Woodville 2015 Building Winner

Woodville Chapel
Reduced energy use by: 89.4%
Est. cost savings: $100
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 1
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2014 Winner Going Blue for Woodville

Going Blue for Woodville
Reduced energy use by: 24.8%
Est. cost savings: $2,004
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 17 metric tons
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2014 Winner Woodville Chapel

Woodville Chapel 
Reduced energy use by: 68.4%
Est. cost savings: $236
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 2 metric tons
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2013 Winner Claiborne Elementary School

Claiborne Elementary School
Reduced energy use by: 45.9%
Est. cost savings: $294,300
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 490 metric tons
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2012 Winner Demarest Elementary School

Demarest Elementary School
Reduced energy use by: 52%
Est. cost savings: $75,900
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 267 metric tons
Download the 2012 report

2011 Winner University of Florida

University of Florida, Parking Garage C
Reduced energy use by: 62.7%
Cost savings: $34,907
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 258 metric tons
Download the 2011 report

2010 Winner Morrison Hall

Morrison Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill
Reduced energy use by: 35.7%
Energy saved: 11.7 million kBTU
Greenhouse gas emissions prevented: 733 metric tons
Download the 2010 report