Carnegie Mellon University
May 15, 2017

CMU Places 2nd in City of Pittsburgh in EPA's Battle of the Buildings Competition

CMU's Stever House and The Residence on Fifth won second place in the City of Pittsburgh for water and energy waste reduction in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings BOOTCAMP. BOOTCAMP is a national building energy efficiency competition that challenges building owners, managers and occupants to reduce their energy and water consumption. The team of 15 CMU students achieved second place by reducing HVAC and plug load energy consumption, as well as streamlining the building's water usage to prepare for increased rain in the spring. The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation in partnership with CMU's Facilities Management Services and the Sustainability Committee hosted CMU's activities within the competition. Learn more about the competition and how teams across the country reduced their energy and water use.

EST&P alumnus, Raafe Khan (MS '16), was part of the winning team during his time as an EST&P student.