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Champion AC Initiative Making Waves

Originally published: 07.31.12 by HVACR Business Staff


San Antonio Energy Champions (SAEC), a program established by Champion AC to educate the public about the importance of energy efficiency, announced positive progress in the launch of the inaugural SAEC Building Competition

The competition is the most recent aspect of the SAEC initiative and is providing teams at businesses and organizations across San Antonio the chance to improve their energy efficiency and move the city toward a greener future. The competition began on Sun., April 1 and runs through March 31, 2013.

The rules are straightforward, according to the organization. The building that demonstrates the greatest percentage-based reduction in weather-normalized energy use intensity during the 12-month performance period will be recognized as the inaugural winner. 

Measurements will be made by percentage of reduction of kwH. Each participating entity is required to send a copy of the monthly kwH reading on its energy bill (or a copy of the full bill) to the San Antonio Energy Champions. The bills will not be shared publicly, in order to preserve privacy for the companies. The only public information will be the overall percentage change in kwH for the year.  

“Our overall goal for the competition is to support San Antonio in


leading Texas toward a more energy efficient future supporting the efforts of the Mayor’s SA 2020 plan and CPS Energy's efforts to save energy across the city,” said San Antonio Energy Champions founder and Champion AC co-owner, Ben Hubbert.

In the first month of the competition, there was a collaborative 15.19 percent drop in energy usage among the contestants. Participating schools and hotels have implemented a variety of programs from Pecan Valley’s Watt Watchers program to Salado Intermediate’s green harvest in order to become better stewards of energy and conservation.

The San Antonio Energy Champions program was originated to educate elementary-aged students about the importance of energy efficiency and to provide them with applicable actions to use in the classroom and at home. In its first school year in existence, the initiative served more than 1,300 students and teachers. To learn more about San Antonio Energy Champions’ initiatives, including the Energy Champions Building Competition, visit www.sanantonioenergychampions.com.




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