Working Off the Waste: National Building Competition

Going green — By Stephanie on January 28, 2010 at 6:13 am

20090303 los angeles skyline 300x202 Working Off the Waste: National Building CompetitionThe U.S. EPA is calling for contestants in a new national building competition.  Its kind of like “The Biggest Loser,” for commercial buildings!

Even the competition logo (which we do not have permission to publish here) calls to mind a tape measure being pulled tight around one’s waist.  Or perhaps I should say “waste”?

In fact, the EPA Energy Star competition is called “Working off the Waste.”

According to the official website:

“Contest participants will take part in outreach activities, periodic “weigh-ins” to measure progress, and a final celebration to announce the winner. Receive national recognition from EPA and establish your organization as an environmental leader by entering your building in this exciting national competition.”

EnergyStarLogo orignal.29061934 std 300x172 Working Off the Waste: National Building CompetitionIf you are an owner or operator of a commercial building, you only have until February 12, 2010 to enter!  Judges will analyze 24 months of energy usage data, from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010.  Only about 12 lucky contestants will be chosen.

Of course, as more and more commercial buildings save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, we all win!

To Apply:

Complete the application form doc tiny Working Off the Waste: National Building Competition and submit as an attachment via email to by February 12, 2010.

Instructions for Sharing with EPA’s Master Account:

All applicants must share their building’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account with an EPA master account at the time of applying. Follow the step-by-step instructions to share your account pdf tiny Working Off the Waste: National Building Competition (250KB).

Best of luck, and may the most energy-efficient building win!

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