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Build Your Own Battle: Rules of the Battle

Last Updated: 03-07-2018

Use these template rules, based on the rules EPA set for a year-long National Building Competition, to inform your Build Your Own Battle competition rules.

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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Competitor Data Tracker Template

Last Updated: 03-07-2018

Use this template Competitor Data Tracker spreadsheet to help you manage the data from your organization's energy- or water-efficiency competition. It includes many of the alerts and checks EPA refined through seven years of managing competitions for thousands of buildings. Make sure to review the Data Management Guide for more information on how to manage the data analysis for an organizitoinal energy efficeiecny competition. 

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy & Water Efficiency Competitions in Buildings & Plants

Last Updated: 12-07-2016

Use this 23-page guide to plan and lead an energy or water efficiency competition of your own. This step-by-step workbook walks you through every detail and decision to help you create a competition that is right for you, your organization, and your community! Updated in October 2016, the guide includes examples of other energy- and water-saving contests from across the nation, as well as updated resources you can leverage in your own competition. 

Resource Type: Communication tools, Communications samples & templates, Campaigns, National Building Competition
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ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

Last Updated: 10-14-2019

Teams from buildings across the nation compete in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to determine which building can reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year. Read about this year's competition and meet the competitors here.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2010 summary

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

This wrap-up report takes a look at EPA's first-ever National Building Competition. Learn how 14 contestants were able to collectively reduce energy consumption by more than 44 million kBtu a year, save more than $950,000, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use of nearly 600 homes. A University of North Carolina residence hall took home first place. Filled with photos, tips, and ideas, this easy-to-read report will get your creative juices flowing.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Research and reports, Campaigns, National Building Competition
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ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2011 summary

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

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.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Research and reports, Campaigns, National Building Competition
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ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2012 summary

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

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.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Research and reports, Campaigns, National Building Competition

ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: 2016 BOOTCAMP competitor listing

Last Updated: 08-31-2020

This Excel spreadsheet lists all competitor data for the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: National Building Competition

EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition Final Results

Last Updated: 04-27-2017

See the final standings for the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. These competitors spent 90 days from September to November working to cut energy and water waste in their buildings, one energy- or water-saving action at a time!

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition Winner Graphics

Last Updated: 04-17-2017

During the 2016 Battle of the Buildings: BOOTCAMP competition, energy management teams competed to see who could reduce energy or water use the most in just three months. Buildings with the greatest total energy or water reduction per square foot within each building type category were recognized for their achievements. Download the individual winner graphics to learn about the best practices that led each winner to victory.

Resource Type: National Building Competition