Tools and Resources
This wrap-up report takes a look at ENERGY STAR's second annual National Building Competition. In the 2011 competition, 245 contestants saved a combined total of more than 240 million kBtus of energy and $5.2 million on their annual utility bills, and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity used by more than 3,600 homes a year. University of Central Florida, Parking Garage C took home first place in 2011. Filled with photos, tips, and ideas, this easy-to-read report will get your creative juices flowing.
In 2012, EPA hosted its third season of the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to see which U.S building could cut its energy use the most. More than 3,000 buildings from all 50 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia battled the scale and each other. This easy-to-read 27-page report gives details about the competition and shows what steps many of the "biggest energy losers" took to cut their energy use.
In 2015, EPA hosted the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings, but with a twist. For the second time, teams competed to slim their energy and water “wastelines.” More than 125 teams and 6,500 buildings across the nation competed to become the nation’s biggest loser. The team that took home the gold for energy savings was the Texas A&M – ESCO Project team, which improved energy efficiency by 35.5 percent and saved an estimated $548,900 over the course of the competition!
This Excel spreadsheet lists all coaches and number of supported properties for the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This year, there are more than 30 Service and Product Provider coaches working behind the scenes to help each team maximize their energy and water use reductions.
Developed for industrial sites who sign up for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, this template Word document can help you develop a plan for tracking your company's energy performance. Use it to assign roles and responsibilities, select an energy performance metric, track energy use, establish a quality assurance system, and document your energy savings.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your convenience store.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your hotel, motel, or inn.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt. Any building can use this version, although there are some lab-specific items in it.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your manufacturing plant.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your brewery.