The Energy Management Association (EMA) partnered with ENERGY STAR earlier this year to host the first ever Retro Rumble – a commercial and public building energy efficiency success competition. Participants were judged based on their overall changes in ENERGY STAR score and site Energy Use Intensity (EUI). EMA and ENERGY STAR are thankful to the community for their involvement and for sharing their projects. The 2020 winners are:

Overall Winner

Global Facility Solutions

Global Facility Solutions

  • Project Name: 800 North Brand
  • EUI Change: 70 to 34
  • ENERGY STAR Score Change: 76 to 96

Project Description: 800 N. Brand

Global Facility Solutions’ retro-commissioning program identified system deficiencies that impacted building performance and provided corrective actions to improve operations and reduce energy costs. Through new ownership, operations of the HVAC systems were revised to improve energy efficiency while capital improvements provided enhancements to the building automation and control system.

Healthcare Sector Winner

ETC Group

  • Project Name: Heart Hospital, Banner Health
  • Site EUI Change: 214 to 160

Multifamily Sector Winner

Cyclone Energy Group

  • Project Name: 340 on the Park, Lieberman Management
  • Site EUI Change: 76 to 60
  • ENERGY STAR Score Change: 19 to 27

Office Sector Winner

Cyclone Energy Group

  • Project Name: 70 W Madison
  • Site EUI Change: 64 to 50
  • ENERGY STAR Score Change: 58 to 72


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