The award-winning Urbana-Champaign Energy Star Challenge invites building owners and managers to benchmark their 2015 energy use, then track and improve energy use throughout 2016, all with US EPA’s free online tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

Buildings will compete against one another to see who can achieve the greatest energy use reduction in 2016 with data due 5pm February 27th, 2017 with awards the following week.

Participants can access free in-person assistance using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program to manage their building’s energy use.  Additionally, participants will be connected with financial incentives to move their projects forward and technical support to help pinpoint building energy savings.

Energy savings are cost savings!  You can’t manage what you don’t measure!  Sign up today and start reducing your power bills and increasing occupant comfort!

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The United States Conference of Mayors has presented Mayor Prussing and the City of Urbana a 2015 Honorable Mention award in the Small City category for the accomplishments of the Urbana-Champaign ENERGY STAR Challenge.