01 Aug '11, 3pm

A Bigger 'Battle of the Buildings'

A Bigger 'Battle of the Buildings'

Garfield RE-2 District Coal Ridge High School in New Castle, Colo., entered an energy-saving contest. Imagine the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” only the contestants are big buildings, and instead of competing to shed unwanted pounds, it’s a race to reduce unnecessary energy consumption. That is how Maura Beard, director of strategic communications for Energy Star , describes the Environmental Protection Agency’s national “Battle of the Buildings” competition , which celebrated its successes thus far last week with a midpoint weigh-in for the contenders. Collectively, the 245 competing buildings are said to have already saved $3.7 million on their utility bills — equivalent to the annual energy consumption of over 2,300 homes. Commercial buildings are generally energy overeaters. They account for nearly 20 percent of all energy consumed in the country, and about one-third of...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/a-bigger-battle...

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