Portland building owners launch energy efficiency competition
By Wendy Culverwell
The Killowatt Crackdown will pit buildings against others to see which can return the largest energy savings.
A consortium of commercial real estate organizations is challenging Portland building owners to a “Kilowatt Crackdown,” a long-term competition to reduce energy.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams threw down the gauntlet Thursday morning, challenging property owners and managers to join in a friendly competition to cut energy use, using cost savings and public praise as incentives.
The Kilowatt Crackdown is designed to help participants benchmark energy use and reduce consumption and operating costs while raising awareness of the ways commercial operators can trim their energy use.
The program is sponsored by the Building Performance Partnership, a collaboration between BOMA Oregon, BetterBricks, the city of Portland, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland Development Commission and Clark Public Utilities.
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