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Energy Marathon 2.0

October 3 - 29

ENERGY MARATHON 3.0

WELCOME TO THE ENERGY MARATHON 3.0

As a manufacturer, energy efficiency is crucial to maintaining competitiveness in the market place. Conducting Energy Marathons allows us to bring energy efficiency to the forefront–boosting employee engagement through a fun and friendly competition. The successes of the 2016 Energy Marathon has encouraged us to continue this tradition in the hope of saving more energy, and carbon, further reducing our environmental impacts, and creating lasting habits for our employees in the office and at home.

The Energy Marathon starts on October 3rd and ends on October 29th, but the competition doesn't stop there. This year’s competition will require similar facility types to partner with each other to share best practices. Teams will compete in pairs and a winning pair will be chosen from each type of site: manufacturing, office, and distribution.

The three winning pairs at the end of the 26.2 days will go head to head for the ultimate title of Energy Marathon 3.0 Champion. The winners with the largest electricity reduction in the following several months will be named the ultimate Energy Marathon 3.0 champion and will be awarded the traveling trophy and a site celebration.

THE TRAVELING TROPHY

Congratulations to the team in Hickory, NC for outpacing the competition by achieving a 16.3% reduction in energy intensity through March 2017, compared to the same time period a year ago.

Energy Marathon Top 3 Advancing to Next Round

Fort Mill & Minnetonka

-39.7%
Warehouse

Denver & St. Louis

-31.6%
Manufacturing

Syracuse & Eden Prairie

-20.4%
Office

Energy Marathon Spirit Award

Spirit Award Winners: OCL (St. Louis, MO)
 
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Spirit Award Runners-Up: Server Technology (Reno, NV)
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Pairing of Sites

TEAM

SITE

CATEGORY 

001

Dayton

University Park

Warehouse

002

Mascoutah

Reno

Manufacturing

003

Middletown

Albia

Office

004

Riverside

Shakopee

Warehouse/Manufacturing

005

West Hartford

Farmingdale

Manufacturing
006

Fairfield

Anaheim

Manufacturing

TEAM

:
001

SITE

:

Dayton

University Park

CATEGORY 

:

Warehouse

TEAM

:
002

SITE

:

Mascoutah

Reno

CATEGORY 

:

Manufacturing

TEAM

:
003

SITE

:

Middletown

Albia

CATEGORY 

:

Office

TEAM

:
004

SITE

:

Riverside

Shakopee

CATEGORY 

:

Warehouse/Manufacturing

TEAM

:
005

SITE

:

West Hartford

Farmingdale

CATEGORY 

:
Manufacturing

TEAM

:
006

SITE

:

Fairfield

Anaheim

CATEGORY 

:
Manufacturing

TEAM

SITE

CATEGORY 

007

Hickory

Blue Ash

Manufacturing
008

Concord

Warsaw

Manufacturing
009

Denver

St. Louis

Manufacturing
010

Fort Mill

Minnetonka

Office/Warehouse/Manufacturing
011

Orem

Somerset

Warehouse/Office
012

Syracuse

Eden Prarie

Office
013

Richardson

Union City

Office/Warehouse/Assembly

TEAM

:
007

SITE

:

Hickory

Blue Ash

CATEGORY 

:
Manufacturing

TEAM

:
008

SITE

:

Concord

Warsaw

CATEGORY 

:
Manufacturing

TEAM

:
009

SITE

:

Denver

St. Louis

CATEGORY 

:
Manufacturing

TEAM

:
010

SITE

:

Fort Mill

Minnetonka

CATEGORY 

:
Office/Warehouse/Manufacturing

TEAM

:
011

SITE

:

Orem

Somerset

CATEGORY 

:
Warehouse/Office

TEAM

:
012

SITE

:

Syracuse

Eden Prarie

CATEGORY 

:
Office

TEAM

:
013

SITE

:

Richardson

Union City

CATEGORY 

:
Office/Warehouse/Assembly

Weekly Competitions

Week 1 Theme: Energy and Carbon

1

"Imagine the Future"

How?  Ask a child that you know to draw a picture of what the world will look like when we solve the climate crisis.

Week 1 Winners: Shafia Badrunnisa and Margee Ebright

 



2

"Carpool Champions"

How?  When it's safe to do so, and when you are not in transit, send us a photo of you and your coworker(s) saving emissions by sharing a ride.

Week 1 Winners:  Derick Jackson & Latrell Turner, and Seth Vogt & Alex Willkom

Week 2 Theme: Water

1

"Splish Splash, How Much Water Do You Use?"

How?  Find out how much water you use with this Water Footprint Calculator. Email yourself your results and tips you've collected along the way and submit them along with a brief pledge on how you plan to reduce your water use by sharing your top commitments.

Week 2 Winner: Lori Prunner

 

2

"Turn on the Creativity Tap" Poster Competition

How?  Get Creative! Design a poster or a flyer that encourages employees to reduce water consumption at your facility.

Week 2 Winners: (from left to right) Anjali Patel, Junaid Jamal, & Karina Cross

  

Week 3 Theme: Waste

1

The "Waste Not" Suggestion Box

How? Submit your idea to help your site increase landfill diversion rates and reduce waste at the source!

Week 3 Winner: Dorian Haro Gonzalez - Eden Prarie, MN (AVD) 

Dorian suggested that when we renovate our spaces, or decommission assets in our offices, (i.e. keyboards, lamps, couches, desks), we make those items available for purchase by staff through either an auction or a simple "red tag" sale, and any funds raised would then go to one of the charities that we support.

2

"Zero-Waste Luncheon"

How?  Show us how you reduce waste by planning a zero-waste luncheon at your site. Organize and encourage employees to bring only reusable (or compostable if applicable) items. Take some photos of your fun, low-impact lunch, and share what made the zero-waste lunch possible and the sustainable alternatives you used to pull it off. 

Week 3 Winner: Debra Kaser (Vandalia, OH - DPC)

workers smiling

The Vandalia team did the following:

- utilized reusable lunch bags that they had at home to carry their lunches
- for those needing utensils, they brought in silverware from home
- had either mason jars, thermoses, reusable water bottles, or stainless steel containers for their beverages
- used reusable containers for their food
- used compostable napkins or cloth napkins

They also had a discussion during lunch about the experience of going "zero-waste" and thoughtfully considered how adopting this type of lunch made them tweak their approach at home. 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DoE)

The DoE published a blog about the Energy Marathon 2.0 to recognize our efforts.

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PRESS RELEASE

Learn about our 2019 Energy Marathon!

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