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EPA Launches Energy Star National Building Competition Bootcamp

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  
Posted by: Shannon Roberts
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This September, the EPA is excited to present the launch of the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP! In this year’s competition, more than 800 buildings from across the country are competing in a high-intensity, 90-day battle to see who can work off the waste and reduce their energy and water use the most.


Who’s competing?

This year’s roster includes new and legacy competitors—including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, who took home a top spot in the 2015 competition—and others, such as:


  • A professional ballet studio in Georgia
  • Fire Station 35 in Kansas City, Missouri
  • A beach resort in North Carolina 
  • An academic building at Northwestern University
  • East Texas Food Bank’s distribution center 
  • NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City
  • An historic house museum in Atlanta

    Check out an interactive map of competitors on the EPA website.


    Get involved

    1. Follow @EnergyStarNBC on Twitter to hear updates about the what the competitors are doing to save energy, or search for posts with the hashtag #ESNBC

    2. Get in on the social media action! Find pre-written posts online, or simply add the hashtag #ESNBC to your posts throughout the competition

    3. Check out the competitor’s activity kitfor lighting, plug load, heating/cooling, and water, and feel free to use the materials yourself.


    Let the games begin, and may the best team win!

    Visit the ENERGY STAR website for more information on how to reduce energy and water usage or participate in the program.

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