The Columbus Energy Challenge is a free, voluntary program that makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible, from start to finish. Each participating business is provided with quality information about energy benchmarking, training opportunities, tutorials on how to register buildings using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, and a spreadsheet template that makes automatically uploading utility data easy. Participants will also be connected to utility rebates and other resources to help reduce energy use and save money.
Take the Challenge today!
Benefits of Joining
Both participants and the community will benefit from this energy benchmarking initiative in a variety of ways:
-Available, complete data sets of energy consumption leads to greater transparency, decision-making, and setting more accurate reduction targets.
-Analysis of utility data will lead to the cost-effective prioritization of energy saving projects; decision makers get the best “bang for their buck”.
-Connecting facility managers with an open forum and collaboration will allow for increased sharing of best practices in energy management.
-Data verification allows for identification of utility billing errors or possible mechanical equipment failures.
Rebates & Incentives
We realize that
navigating available energy incentives can be challenging, so we along with our
partners AEP Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio and the entire Columbus Green Team,
Climate & Energy Working Group members, have created an easy to use
“Roadmap to Energy Efficiency”. Inside, it details the Columbus
Energy Challenge as well as incentives that can help you not only reduce your
energy usage but also save money. We have also identified personal concierges
for navigating utility incentives and provided their contact information.
Congratulations to Columbus Energy Challenge Participants for reducing energy usage over 20% over the past year.
- Columbus Public Utilities Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Ohio History Connection
- Easton Way III (managed by Cushman and Wakefield)
The three Columbus Energy Challenge winners were recognized at the annual GreenSpot Light Celebration. See the video of their accomplishments here.
Call the energy challenge helpline at 614-645-0815, or email Erin for assistance.
GreenSpot is a supplementary program to the Energy Challenge, available to help every business become more sustainable in the areas of waste management, water conservation and more. Join by visiting www.ColumbusGreenSpot.org.
The GreenSpot program is a service of the City of Columbus.
A special thank you to Task Force members that contributed to the development of the program as well. These partners include: Prologis, Institute for Market Transformation, Daimler Group, Continental, Nationwide, Ohio Development Services Agency, Go Sustainable Energy, Metro CD Engineering, NAI Ohio Equities, IFMA, Schneider Electric, Limbach Company, Hull, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ohio Advanced Energy Economy, Hines, JP Morgan Chase, Columbus Apartment Association, Columbus City Schools and Ohio Health.