Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This seven-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.