The Coast to coast competition, the first of its kind, targets wasted energy in commercial buildings, and will hopefully motivate businesses to save energy, reduce pollution, and save money.
So far, 5,500 commercial buildings nationwide are slated for renovations and energy efficiency upgrades. Commercial real estate, government and education are the majority industries involved, with the supermarket, retail and healthcare industries holding a minority stake in the competition.
Now in its fifth year, the Battle of the Buildings has a new theme this year—a team challenge that has buildings teaming up in order to better motivate and collaborate. Team Staples is an example of a team, comprising 17 Staples retail locations across the country. One hundred plus teams and their coaches (engineering firms, property and energy management companies, consultancies…) are geared up and ready to compete.
Competitors will be responsible for not only designing and implementing positive environmental impacts, but also measuring and tracking their buildings’ monthly energy consumption. The team that reduces their average energy use the most over a 12-month period is the winner. The winner will be announced in April 2015.
For more information on the Battle of the Buildings, including a list of teams and their buildings, go to the ENERGY STAR website here.
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