Office Depot stores hold top three energy-efficiency spots in EPA competition

Boca Raton, Fla. -- Office Depot said Tuesday that three of its stores hold the top spots for retail energy efficiency gains at the midpoint of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star National Building Competition.

The EPA has marked the midpoint of the 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings by releasing a list of Top Contenders for each building category, as well as the progress of all competitors. Office Depot stores in Plano, Texas, Raleigh, N.C., and Tallahassee, Fla., are the three top contenders, respectively, in the retail category.

The Plano store has experienced a 17% energy reduction at the midpoint in the competition.