ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2014 wrap-up report on trends and best practices

Last updated: 08-27-2021
2014 National Building Competition Wrap Up Report cover

In 2014, EPA hosted the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, but with a twist. For the first time, teams competed to slim their energy and water “wastelines.” More than 100 teams and 5,500 buildings across the nation competed to become the nation’s biggest loser. Altogether, competitors saved a combined total of more than 2 billion kBtus of energy, more than 250 million gallons of water, and an estimated $50 million on utility bills. And more than 100 buildings demonstrated energy or water use savings of 20 percent or greater.

Learn from this talented field, and find out what trends and best practices emerged among winners in 2014. From improvements in operations and maintenance to upgrades in equipment and technology, competitors pulled out all the stops to improve efficiency. Get their best energy-saving advice and check out their successful strategies in this summary report.

Topic: Recognition