The Biggest Loser

Posted on October 26, 2010. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , |

The EPA’s “National Building Competition” just wrapped up and its winners were announced.  Mirroring the popular television show “The Biggest Loser”, the EPA’s competition pitted commercial sized buildings situated across the country against each other, in a year-long effort to cut as much energy consumption as possible.

Through relatively simple (and inexpensive) approaches, all participating buildings were able to cut their energy usage drastically.  The winner of the competition was a UNC dormitory, which was able to reduce its energy use by 35.7 percent in just one year, saving more than $250,000 on their energy bills and reducing more than 730 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Read more HERE

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