VBCPS competing in EnergyStar Battle of the Buildings

banner2VBCPS wants to be home to the biggest losers…of energy usage.

Three Virginia Beach schools are competing to be named Energy Star’s biggest loser of energy use in the Fourth Annual Battle of the Buildings contest.

Throughout the next few months, we will be tracking the energy usage from Ocean Lakes High School, Birdneck Elementary and Bayside Elementary.

According to EnergyStar, competitors measure and track their buildings’ monthly energy consumption and work over the year to cut energy waste through improvements that range from equipment replacement to changes in occupant behavior.

The midpoint “weigh-in” results will be posted in December, with the winner announced in April 2014.

Stay tuned as we will be posting our schools’ progress. While you’re at it, post some of your best energy-saving tips in the comment section?

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