Energy Games: Survey Targets Sports Venues
September 7, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Green Sports Alliance, and National Institute of Building Sciences have launched a survey to get the input of sports venue owners and operators about their facilities’ energy and water usage. The purpose of the initiative is to identify opportunities to reduce energy and water use, save money and lead to the possible development of a new ENERGY STAR®h; score and certification for stadiums and arenas.
The EPA’s Energy Star program has helped building owners identify top-performing products and buildings, driving improvements in energy and water use in institutional and commercial facilities. Now, stadium and arena owners and operators are working with the EPA to create an Energy Star score that would allow them to see how well their venues compare against their peers for energy and water use.
Those that score high can receive certification from the EPA and earn recognition for outstanding environmental leadership. To develop a certification, the EPA needs the assistance of sports venue operators throughout the United States and Canada to provide anonymous energy and water data on their stadiums and arenas.
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This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about troubleshooting to improve HVAC systems’ energy efficiency at https://www.facilitiesnet.com/16416FMD.
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