Start planning now for the 2018 competition!
What is the Kilowatt Crackdown?
The Louisville Energy Alliance challenges building owners and operators in Jefferson County to realize the benefits of energy efficiency by participating in the Louisville Kilowatt Crackdown. It’s easy — all you have to do is benchmark your facility’s energy use with Portfolio Manager (for buildings) or Energy Tracking Tool (for industrial plants), EPA’s free online benchmarking tools; make improvements over the contest period; and submit your final benchmarking score. Top honors will go to the most efficient buildings and the buildings making the greatest energy improvements, but all buildings will be recognized for participating and striving to improve Louisville’s environment.
Winners will be selected based on data from the final Energy Performance rating or Energy Use Intensity (EUI) metric generated by Portfolio Manager. All participants that complete the competition will be awarded certificates of participation. Award categories are:
Kilowatt Crackdown Rules of Engagement
Any building that can be entered into Portfolio Manager is eligible to participate, regardless of whether it is eligible to earn ENERGY STAR Certification. Participation is limited to buildings located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Buildings that have won an award through this competition within the past three years are not eligible to win again.
The deadline for the competition is typically at the end of January. This information will be announced as we get closer to the end of this year's competition.
*The number of buildings recognized will be determined by the number and space types of the final pool of entrants, as determined by ENERGY STAR space type definitions in effect at the close of the Kilowatt Crackdown competition year.
Kilowatt Cup Winner
Norton Audubon Hospital
"Through the Kilowatt Crackdown, the Louisville Energy Alliance is leveraging the ENERGY STAR platform to help building owners achieve greater energy performance with measurable results, as part of the Mayor of Louisville's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions community-wide. The Louisville Kilowatt Crackdown is a model program for any community that is looking to promote improvements in commercial building energy performance to lower energy costs and protect the climate."