Gallery: 245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competitio...

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is halfway through their second annual ENERGY STAR National Building Contest — or as we like to call it the Biggest Energy Loser Competition — where buildings compete to shed the largest amount of energy usage over a six month period. This year’s competition is being fought out by a field of 245 teams from buildings around the country (that number is way up from just 14 last year) and together, the buildings have avoided a total of $3.7 million in utility bills over the first three months of the competition. The leaders have cut their energy use by as much as 30% and from here on out, it’s a race to the finish to see which building claims the top spot on November 2nd.

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  1. msyin August 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    No one is a loser in this contest except for anyone who didn’t join. I think this is a great idea and the obvious benefits for everyone comes done to the money saved.

    No matter what, reducing, reusing and recycling saves money, a fact that these economic times have brought to the forefront for those who didn’t think being green was worth it.

    It really does pay, all the way to the bank.

    I am also happy to see the entries increased from the first year. I am sure this will continue as prices for traditional fossil fuels continues to climb.

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