School Cuts 52% Energy Use to Win EPA Competition

The winner of the third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition was Demarest Elementary School in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The school reduced its energy use by 52 percent.

More than 3,000 schools, businesses, and government buildings competed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) competition to see which could reduce its energy use the most in one year.

Combined, this year’s competitors cut their energy costs by more than $50 million and saved more than three billion kBtus of energy. Eighty-nine buildings in the competition saw a 20 percent or greater reduction.

Competitors tracked their buildings’ monthly energy consumption using EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, an online energy tracking tool.

Source: Energy Manager Today

 

By Gaylen Davenport

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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