The University of Central Florida is leading the way ahead of 245 buildings battling it out in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Starnational building competition.
At the halfway point of the Battle of the Buildings, the University of Central Florida building taking part in the competition has slashed its energy use by nearly a third (31%).
In total, the participants – which span 26 different types of building in 33 states – have saved more than $3.7 million in energy bills in the first six months of the competition.
Other buildings achieving the best savings include Scientific Instruments’ office in West Palm Beach, Florida (30% reduction), a school in Bloomington, Indiana (26% reduction) and the USE Credit Union bank in San Diego, California (20% reduction).
“Competitors in the second year of the Energy Star Battle of the Buildings are already achieving energy-savings that really pack a punch,” says EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation, Gina McCarthy.
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02 August 2011