ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2013 summary
In 2013, EPA hosted its fourth season of the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to see which U.S. building could cut its energy use the most. More than 3,200 buildings from all 50 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia battled the scale and each other. Together they saved more than $20 million, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 130,000 MtCO2e. The average cost savings and GHG emissions reduction per building that saved was more than $21,000 and more than 121 MtCO2e, respectively.
To see final standings, download a list of all 2013 competitors here.
Learn how top finishers achieved impressive energy and cost savings in the 2013 wrap-up report on trends and best practices. This easy-to-read report gives details about the competition and shows what steps many of the “biggest energy losers” took to cut their energy use.
|Rank||Building||Type||Location||Reduction||GHG Savings in metric tons||Estimated Cost Savings|
|1||Claiborne Elementary School||Education||Baton Rouge, LA||45.9%||488||$114,499|
|2||Hillside Center II (6310)||Office||Columbia, MD||37.1%||185||$30,428|
|3||Lake Local - Lake High School/Wellness Center (IRN 049866)||Education||Uniontown, OH||36.2%||1,514||$263,428|
|4||Bioinformatics Buildings||Other||Chapel Hill, NC||35.8%||1,204||$317,307|
|5||High Construction Company Building 105||Office||Mechanicsburg, PA||35.3%||221||$32,960|
|7||Studebaker Elementary School||Education||Des Moines, IA||31.9%||77||$14,274|
|8||McCombs Middle School||Education||Des Moines, IA||29.7%||138||$46,964|
|9||Eastman Chemical Company B-470||Office||Kingsport, TN||29.6%||56||$5,745|
|10||Eastman Chemical Company B-469||Office||Kingsport, TN||29.6%||36||$3,721|
|11||South Greene High School||Education||Greeneville, TN||29.3%||108||$11,950|
|12||Fourth Walnut Centre||Office||Cincinnati, OH||29.2%||1,745||$474,251|
|13||DeBusk Elementary School||Education||Greeneville, TN||29.1%||50||$5,819|
|14||PPD Central Stores||Warehouse||Gainesville, FL||29.0%||10||$1,802|
|15||West Middle School||Education||Shelbyville, KY||28.9%||307||$35,275|
|MVP||West Middle School||Education||Shelbyville, KY||28.9%||307||$35,275|
|Top Tenant||Trane Commercial Systems||Office||City of Industry, CA||3.0%||5||$1,493|