Starting Today: EPA’s National Building Competition

Today marks the opening for entries into the EPA’s second annual National Building Competition. Essentially, it is a contest between buildings (including churches) to see who can save the most energy. Competitors will “work off the waste” through improvements in energy efficiency with help from EPA’s Energy Star program. The biggest loser is the winner.

Last year’s competition pitted 14 buildings against each other in a race to see which one could reduce its energy use the most. Here are some articles about last year’s contest from the Wall Street JournalCNBCUSATodayNew York TimesScientific American, and NPR.

If your business or church is interested in entering and trying to become more energy efficient, click here to get started. Or, if your energy ambitions are not quite on the national competition scale, get going with something a little more low-key with Flourish’s Guide to Giving Your Church an Energy Audit.

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