29 Jul '11, 10am

Leaders in Energy Star Buildings Challenge Cut Power Use by 30%

Leaders in Energy Star Buildings Challenge Cut Power Use by 30%

Half-way through the EPA's yearlong challenge to spur energy efficiency in existing buildings, the University of Central Florida and Scientific Instruments have both hit the 30 percent mark for energy savings to date. At the mid-point, the 245 buildings enrolled in the EPA's "Battle of the Buildings " challenge have saved a cumulative $3.7 million in energy costs, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to those generated by 2,300 homes in a year. "Competitors in the second year of the Energy Star Battle of the Buildings are already achieving energy-savings that really pack a punch," EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy, said in a statement. "The stories behind these energy-savings speak to the dedication of American businesses and organizations to protecting the environment and public health, and to economic common sense." The ...

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