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Build Your Own Battle: Rules of the Battle

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

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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Energy Efficiency Competition Data Management Guide

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this 18-page guide to walk through each step of the data management process during an organizational energy- or water-efficiency competition. The guide covers how to design the rules within the constrainsts of the available data and how to analyze competitor data and identify the winners. 

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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Competitor Data Tracker Template

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

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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Personalized Data Issues Spreadsheet

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

If you are the Data Manager of an energy- or water-efficiency competition, as you identify issues, you’ll need to reach out to the appropriate contact for the building. Send these instructions to participants that have buildings with energy or water data issues.​

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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Example Energy Data Verification Form

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this data verification form if you are hosting your own competition and are requiring your competitors to verify their building data by a licensed professional. 

Resource Type: National Building Competition
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Build Your Own Battle Promotional Communications Packet

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use these materials, including talking points, promotional ideas, social media guide, and template newsletter article, stakeholder letter, press release, and blast email to help you promote your own ENERGY STAR® Battle of the Buildings competition!

Resource Type: Communications samples & templates, National Building Competition
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Build Your Own Battle Template Competition Emails

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use these templates as a starting point for emails you’ll likely send at each stage of your competition, including registration, kick-off, midpoint check-in, final weigh-in, and winner announcement. Fill in the templates with your competition details and keep in contact with your participants throughout your competition through email and social media. The template also includes sample instructions to include in a Data Request within Portfolio Manager.

Resource Type: Communications samples & templates, National Building Competition
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Build Your Own Battle Competition Calendar

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use this calendar, based on the internal calendar EPA used for a year-long National Building Competition, to inform your Build Your Own Battle competition timeline. The calendar provides columns for you to set your own unique dates for your competition's milestones, and is organized by phases of a competition, including registration, final data collection, and winner annoucements.

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

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

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
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How to Respond to a Data Request Directions for 2016 BOOTCAMP Competitors

Last Updated: 08-27-2021

Use these instructions to access the final data request link to Portfolio Manager and learn how to prepare and submit your response to EPA. Competitors participating in the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP must submit their data to be eligible for recognition. Because Portfolio Manager uses annualized metrics, competitors need data for each competing building from September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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