“This year the number of teams committing to increase energy efficiency through the Energy Star Battle of the Buildings is larger than ever before — more than ten times as many as last year,” said Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator. “We’re expecting record energy savings as more and more buildings cut back on their energy use. We wish the best to the thousands of teams competing, but we know the big winners will be the American people, who will benefit from the innovative ideas that emerge from the competition.” A list of buildings leading the competition at the half-way point of the competition will be released in the fall. The winner, along with top finalists in each building category with the largest percentage reduction in energy use in 2012 as compared to 2011, will be recognized in April 2013.
A list of competitors, social media updates (#ESNBC), and an interactive map of buildings and photos of the competition are available at www.energystar.gov/BattleOfTheBuildings.
Publication date: 9/10/2012