Posted on: Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 3:46 pm
EPA is kicking off the 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings! The competition offers commercial building owners and managers a platform to achieve real energy, water, and cost savings and be nationally recognized for their efforts.
During the contest, commercial buildings from across the nation will compete in a head-to-head battle to see who can reduce energy waste the most. Competitors will have the opportunity to participate in monthly networking sessions, use free competition creative materials and logos, and be listed on the competition website. EPA will also promote the competition through traditional and social media.
New in 2012! EPA is making the battle bigger and better than ever by expanding recognition opportunities and offering new ways for organizations to get involved. In addition to recognizing the overall winner and top finishers by building category, EPA will recognize any building that improves its energy efficiency by 20 percent or more. The Agency will also recognize top water savers. Also, many of you may own parking garages–they’re eligible to compete too, and there will be a special category for parking structures in the competition.
Any commercial building can compete, whether you own or manage an office building, school, church, hotel, stadium, or apartment building! To be eligible, a building must be benchmarked in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager with complete data entered for calendar year 2011 (1/1/2011-12/31/2011).
Applications are due by May 23, 2012. Applying is easy. Just go to the step-by-step instructions to nominate one, several, or all of the buildings in your portfolio. Also visit the competition page to sign up for a webinar on how to apply for the 2012 competition, read the rules of the game, download frequently asked questions, and find out about past winners.
Good luck and may the best building win!
EPA will hold webinars on How to Apply on May 2 and May 15, 2012, at 1 pm Eastern. To register for one of these webinars, visit the ENERGY STAR webinars page.
Source: State and Local Climate and Energy Program