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The Competition

An innovative competition that helps commercial buildings make a genuine contribution to net zero

Success is about teamwork, collaboration and community

Through friendly competition, we’re bringing landlords, building managers, and occupiers together to reduce their climate impact by improving energy performance in their buildings. 

The simple programme slashes energy use just by changing behaviour and without major investment.  


Achieving net zero carbon is only possible if everyone acts together. You can all make a real difference.


It’s time to take the first step on the road to net zero. 

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What value does CUBE provide?

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For the past six years, CUBE has been the trigger that inspires a fully functioning internal engagement programme on energy reduction across organisations and buildings of all sizes across Europe.

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It uses gamification to rally building occupiers and management together to form highly functioning green teams to tackle energy consumption.

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The AI-backed candidate space provides all occupiers with a view on how the building progresses each month, against its own baseline.

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The candidate space also provides resources to trigger ideas and inspire, based on the experiences of the past six years of participants across Europe and from the most relevant research. The true magic is in the creativity and momentum from participants working together to develop action plans and deliver results.

How does it work?

The competition is based on rankings developed according to the highest percentage energy reduction across participating buildings. Here are the steps taken to produce a ranking: 


Submit data

In advance of the competition start, you submit 1-3 years of historical energy consumption data at building level alongside some simple building information. 


Set a historical baseline

CUBE engineers develop a historical baseline to which your monthly consumption is compared. It is the baseline that you will be trying to improve on over the year.  


Submit monthly consumption

Throughout the year, submit monthly energy consumption data at building level to compare against your baseline. The AI-backed platform takes into account changes in occupancy levels and extreme weather days each month.


Receive monthly ranking

Receive a monthly ranking via your dedicated candidate space based on percentage improvement against your own baseline.

*You can only see your ranking, and not the position of other participants. 


Discover the top performers

Find out the month’s top performers via a dedicated newsletter, which will also feature top tips and special interviews with participants.

The CUBE team provides the inspiration and motivation for you to start taking action and resources to trigger ideas. The true magic is in the creativity and momentum from occupiers working together to deliver results.

Team Meeting

What events and activities happen throughout the year?

  • Kick off meeting with all participants 

  • 3 participant meetings to share initiatives and motivate each other

  • Monthly newsletters featuring interviews with participants 


  • Regular media features

  • Final Award Ceremony in May 2023

What running CUBE in your organization
looks like in practice

Form green teams

Working with the building managers, the occupiers of each building create their own green teams following the CUBE guidelines on how best to do this.

Building walk-through

Once established, the first step is often for the FM to do a building walk-through with the green team so that both sides understand how things work and where and how they can make the most impact.

define and communicate intiatives

Green teams, including building managers, define the action plan forward and how to communicate this widely. Examples of how to go about doing this and sample communications (posters, nudges, presentations) are provided on the candidate platform to kickstart ideas. 

Support and feedback through community

The quarterly candidate meetings, which are hosted by fellow CUBE participants, give representatives from the various green teams a chance to meet other participants and discuss what’s worked, what hasn’t and gain insight and support. It’s also an opportunity to do a walkthrough and see CUBE in action!

Feedback loop

Review the rankings monthly via the newsletter and share them internally as a motivating tool to drive action for the following month.

awards ceremony

A final awards ceremony will be held in May 2023, allowing for two month to audit the top performers. Meet all your peers that you’ve grown with over the past year and find out who topped the charts in the various award categories!

What you win

There are prizes and awards for:

  • Top performer on percentage energy reduction relative to their own baseline

  • Top performer by sector 

  • Most innovative 

  • Best CUBE Ambassador

  • Special mention: Most absolute reduction

*Check out the FAQs for more information on who can enter, data privacy, and other key information.

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