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ENERGY STAR Challenge 2013 Race to Denver

By Amanda Stratton, Manager, Grassroots & Advocacy Outreach

Are you interested in getting national recognition for your efficient designs at the AIA National Convention this year? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an opportunity for you with the ENERGY STAR Challenge 2013 Race to Denver! For information on how to enter your designs that meet energy efficiency criteria, check out the official contest announcement from the EPA below.

National Recognition for Your Efficient Designs

Calling all Architects:

We’d like to alert you to a fast approaching deadline – May 10, 2013. If you haven’t submitted a project recently to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we encourage you to do so for the ENERGY STAR Challenge 2013 Race to Denver.

The Architect of Record may submit all projects that are completed with construction documents and that achieved Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR by the deadline – May 10 – to be counted in the Race.

In brief, here’s how it works: The 2013 Race to Denver is a friendly competition for energy-efficient building designs that achieve Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The projects you submit are grouped by their zip code into one of three U.S. regions: Wild West, Big Easy Central, and East Coast. The region with the most projects WINS the Race!

What’s in it for Your Firm? Your firm receives recognition among peers and national exposure at AIA. The Race to Denver projects and firms will be featured at the AIA National Convention in Denver, CO, in June 2013. EPA also features firms and projects on the ENERGY STAR website, in social media networks, and in trade publications. Participants from the winning region get bragging rights that their area has the most design projects in the nation achieving Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for energy efficiency recognized by more than 80% of Americans.

Learn More: Check out the details on the Challenge: 2013 Race to Denver page.

THANK YOU for participating with EPA and striving to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. By supporting the Race, you are helping clients save money, reduce energy use, and prevent future GHG emissions. We look forward to showcasing your firm’s projects in Colorado!

For questions contact

Zach Shelin
The Cadmus Group, Inc., supporting EPA’s ENERGY STAR program


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