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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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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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