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 www.louisvilleenergyalliance.com.