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2014 National Building Competition FAQs

Last Updated: 12-12-2016

Read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. This four-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, team formation, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2014 National Building Competition rules

Last Updated: 12-12-2016

Read the rules for EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition. For the first time ever, the annual competition recognized teams for energy and water saving achievements.  

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2015 National Building Competition FAQs

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

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.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2015 National Building Competition press release template

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Use this two-page customizable press release template to help spread the word about your participation in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. 

Resource Type: Communication tools, Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2015 National Building Competition rules

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

Learn the rules for competing in EPA's 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This two-page document includes information about how to compete individually or as part of a team.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2016 National Building Competition FAQs

Last Updated: 12-12-2016

Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. This five-page document provides information on recognition opportunities, eligibility, teams, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Data Release Report, and benchmarking and improving water efficiency.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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2016 National Building Competition rules

Last Updated: 12-12-2016

Learn the rules for competing in EPA's 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP.

Resource Type: Campaigns, National Building Competition
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Build Your Own Battle Competition Calendar

Last Updated: 02-13-2018

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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Build Your Own Battle Promotional Communications Packet

Last Updated: 02-13-2018

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: 02-13-2018

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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