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GLRPPR Sector Resource: National Building Competition: 2010 Competition Summary

National Building Competition: 2010 Competition Summary

On April 27, 2010, EPA launched the first-ever National Building Competition. Teams from fourteen buildings of all shapes and sizes located around the country went head to head to see who could work off the waste with help from EPA's ENERGY STAR program and reduce their energy use the most. The teams faced numerous challenges, including equipment malfunctions, staff departures, extreme temperatures, and tight budgets. In the face of these challenges, the competitors demonstrated that a strategic approach to energy efficiency can help organizations overcome obstacles and achieve sustained, lasting improvement. Together, the contestants reduced their energy consumption by more than 44 million KBtu a year, saved more than $950,000, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use of nearly 600 homes. These fourteen organizations are changing the landscape of energy efficiency in the buildings where Americans work, play, and learn. Victory was hard fought. One competitor came out ahead. All fourteen are winners.



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October 2010

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