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University of Central Florida to be Recognized as the winner of EPA’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition

Release Date: 11/15/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov 404-562-8421

(ATLANTA – Nov. 15, 2011) – On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming will recognize the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Fla. as the winner of EPA’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. UCF’s winning building was a parking garage on the university’s main campus where energy use was decreased by 63.2 percent.

WHO: EPA Regional Administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming, UCF Vice President William Merck; and UCF Associate Vice President Lee Kernek

WHAT: EPA’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition Award Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

      A tour of Garage C will immediately follow, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Central Florida
      Millican Hall room 308
      President's Boardroom.
      Orlando, FL

The 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition measured energy performance from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011. Competitors tracked their building's monthly energy consumption using EPA's Energy Star online energy tracking tool, Portfolio Manager. More information on the 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition, including top overall finishers and top finishers by building category:
http://www.energystar.gov/BattleOfTheBuildings.