Kilowatt Crackdown Winners Score with Energy Efficiency

Winner’s of Louisville’s first energy efficiency challenge – the “Kilowatt Crackdown” – have been announced.

Participants in the contest to achieve greater energy efficiency began 2008 by recording their energy use for the entire year.  That information was the benchmark they used for measuring their use in 2009, the year on which their performance was judged.   And to measure improvements, Louisville used the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program benchmarking tools.

102 buildings owners competed and all told they saved nearly 5 million kilowatt hours – the greenhouse gas equivalent of the emissions for one year of about 600 cars.  And now, for the winners: taking the top prize is marketing and technology company the Fetter Group.

The 2009 Kilowatt Crackdown Award Winners:

Most Efficient Building

Hotel: The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

Office: Hines, AEGON Center

Medical Office: Watterson Medical Center

Supermarket: Kroger, Westport Road

School (K-12): Myers Middle School, JCPS

Retail: Office Environment Company

Warehouse: Eagle Paper

Most Improved Building

Hotel: Marriott Louisville Downtown

Office: UPS, Air Group Building

Supermarket: Kroger, Goss Avenue

School (K-12): Hawthorne Elementary, JCPS

Kilowatt Cup Winner

The Fetter Group, Fetter East

The deadline to participate in the 2010 Kilowatt Crackdown is April 30th. You’ll find more information at