Battle of the Buildings

Are you ready to stop wasting and start saving? Register today for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition! It’s a fun way to add fuel to your energy management program and get everyone in your organization excited to save. WHEN BUILDINGS COMPETE, EVERYONE WINS EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition pits buildings from across the nation against each other in a battle to see who can trim their energy waste the most. You’ll save money on your energy bills and get ready-to-use materials from EPA to promote your wins. And your energysaving efforts reduce greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a cleaner, healthier environment for the rest of us. 

TENANTS CAN COMPETE, TOO 
NEW! This year, building owners and managers aren’t the only ones that can compete. For the first time ever, EPA is inviting tenants to participate! So whether you lease a whole building or just part of one, you can join in the battle and work off your waste with help from ENERGY STAR. 

ALL YOU NEED IS 2012 AND 2013 DATA 
To register, you’ll submit your 2012 energy use information to EPA during the application period. Then you’ll work to improve efficiency during 2013 and report your savings at the midpoint and final weigh-ins. The competitor that reduces its energy use the most on a percentage basis will be recognized by EPA as the winner. 

GET SOME WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION
Whether you're a building owner, manager, tenant, or communications superstar, EPA has new ways for you to win. This year, EPA will recognize:
The Biggest Energy Loser. This is the building or space that reduces its energy use the most on a percentage basis over the course of the competition. 
MVP – Most Valuable Participant. Teams competing for MVP fill out a short communications scorecard during midpoint and final weigh-ins. The building with the highest combined score of energy use reductions and communications activities wins MVP! 
Top Tenant. This is the tenant that reduces its energy use the most on a percentage basis over the course of the competition. 20% Reduction. And lastly, back by popular demand, any building or space that reduces its energy use by at least a 20% will have the opportunity to get recognition. 

I’M IN! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Applying is easier than ever. Visit energystar.gov/BattleOfTheBuildings for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up one, several, or all of the buildings in your portfolio using a Portfolio Manager report.