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The ENERGY STAR® Battle of the Buildings is an annual competition that challenges building owners and managers to reduce energy and water use, and save money, over a one-year period.

2015 Competitors

For the second year in a row, the Battle of the Buildings featured a special theme: "Team Challenge"! More than 125 teams battled it out to see who could reduce their energy and water use the most. Competitors tracked their building's monthly energy and water consumption using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, EPA’s online measurement and tracking tool. Texas A&M University - ESCO Project beat out the competition by cutting their average energy use by 35.5% and saving more than $548,900. With a campus of more than 20 million square feet, the team focused on buildings that had the greatest room for improvement, and it clearly paid off!

Read more about winning team strategies in the 2015 Competition Wrap-Up Report on Trends & Best Practices.

Interactive Competitor Map

Interactive Competitor Map

Top Teams - Energy

Team
Name
Team
Organization
% Reduction
Energy Use
Texas A&M University - ESCO Project Texas A&M University 35.5%
Boys & Girls Clubs All Stars Southface Energy Institute 30.6%
California Conservers Sears Holdings Corporation 30.2%
Texas A&M University - Residence Halls Texas A&M University 21.8%
Western Watt-chers Sears Holdings Corporation 21.4%
Thermodynamic Texans Sears Holdings Corporation 16.8%
Variable Speeders Sears Holdings Corporation 12.9%
GetGo Team Giant Eagle 12.4%
Emory University Emory University 12.0%
Grants to Green 2015 Southface Energy Institute 9.3%
Powered by EnergyPrint EnergyPrint 8.2%
Giant Eagle Energy Team Giant Eagle 8.1%
NYU Langone Medical Center NYU Langone Medical Center 7.5%
Downtown District Manatee County 7.3%
Interagency Team State of Washington 7.2%

 

Top Teams - Water

Team
Name
Team
Organization
% Reduction
Water Use
Boys & Girls Clubs All Stars Southface Energy Institute 50.2%
Giant Eagle Water Team Giant Eagle 17.6%
Grants to Green 2015 Southface Energy Institute 16.3%
Kilroy Realty Corporation Kilroy Realty Corporation 8.3%
DMPS High School Des Moines Public Schools 7.1%