Speaker: Bob Perciasepe
EPA Deputy Administrator.

Soundbite 1

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Transcript: EPA's Energy Star program is launching the Second Annual National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings where teams from 245 buildings across the country are competing to see who can save the most energy and protect the environment.
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Soundbite 2

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Transcript: Energy use in commercial buildings account for nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and energy use at a cost of more than $100 billion per year. Retail stores, office buildings, and schools that have earned the Energy Star use 35 percent less energy, emit 35 percent less greenhouse gasses, and are protecting the health of our families and the environment.
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Soundbite 3

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Transcript: EPA's Battle of the Buildings competitors are showing that everyone can help save energy where we work, play, and learn. If you want to save energy, you can start by turning off lights when you leave the room, power down computers and unplug electronics when they aren't in use. These small steps can make a big difference in saving energy and money. Follow the competition and watch the battle unfold at Energy Star dot gov slash battle of the buildings.
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