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Build Your Own Battle of the Buildings: Spotting Energy Waste - Lighting Activity Kit

Last Updated: 01-15-2021

Use this activity kit to help your occupants identify common sources of energy waste related to lighting.

Resource Type: Communication tools, Campaigns
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2016 National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP communication packet

Last Updated: 01-15-2021

Use these materials to promote your participation in the 2016 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP! In this packet, you will find talking points, sample tweets, template news articles, template press releases, and more!

Resource Type: Communication tools, Campaigns
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Utilities Providing Energy Data for Benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Last Updated: 11-12-2020

Use this fact sheet to find utilities in your region that offer energy data access solutions. The document linked below provides a complete listing of all known utilities providing customers with energy benchmarking data, including whether the utility provides customers with data in spreadsheet format or delivers data directly into customers’ Portfolio Manager accounts via web services. Contact information and additional resources for each utility are also included where available.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators

Sample press release: Project has achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 09-03-2020

If your commercial building design project has achieved EPA's Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation, use this template press release to spread the word. Fill in the blanks, add your own quote, and then send it to your local or trade media with a note about why they might be interested in reporting about it.

Topic: Commercial building design, Recognition, Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR
Resource Type: Communication tools

Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR: Sample building design profile

Last Updated: 08-31-2020

Use this sample profile template to write about your commercial building design project that has achieved EPA's Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation. This template includes space for project specs, a 350-word narrative, and a listing of the team members who helped to achieve the recognition.

Topic: Commercial building design
Resource Type: Communication tools
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Host an ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this two-page document to answer your questions about hosting an ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Communication tools
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Host an ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition Application Form

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this two-page application form to request to host your own ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Communication tools
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Warehouse Best Practices Checklist

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this checklist to identify low-cost operations and maintenance (O&M) practices to reduce warehouse energy use. Also included is information about investment opportunities in lighting, envelope, materials handling, and refrigeration.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Warehouse/distribution centers
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National Building Competition 2015 Template Press Release

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this press release template and customize it with your organization details to promote your participation in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition.

Resource Type: Communication tools, Campaigns, National Building Competition
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Team Up Now for the 2015 EPA National Building Competition!

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this 32-slide presentation to learn about the 2015 EPA National Building Competition, the top three reasons to compete, ENERGY STAR tools for saving energy and water, and how your building or organization can participate.

Topic: Recognition
Resource Type: Campaigns, Communication tools