Siemens announced Monday that facility managers still have time to win up to $25,000 in facility upgrades from the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge™.
"The Smartest Building in America Challenge rewards building owners and managers who make innovative use of building technology," says Rich Lattanzi, Vice President of Control Products and Systems (CPS) at Siemens..
In 2010, the Smartest Building in America challenge awarded $80,000 in facility upgrades and similar contributions to four buildings.
The Duke Energy Center, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, was one of two $25,000 Grand-Prize winners in 2010. The $880-million-dollar building is one of the most energy efficient facilities in the country as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. By utilizing energy efficient technologies, The Duke Energy Center reduced energy consumption by 22 percent.
"This year we're expecting to see equally exciting applications of building systems and best practices. I would encourage anyone who qualifies to enter," says Lattanzi.
All entries must be submitted online by midnight, July 31, 2011 at www.smartestbuildinginamerica.com.