Every dollar Boys & Girls Clubs save on utility costs can serve more youth. The money food banks save on utility costs can help feed more hungry families.

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) partnered with The JPB Foundation and Southface to develop a pilot program to help BGCA affiliates in the southeast region save money by cutting energy and water waste. The ultimate goal of the Energy & Water Efficiency Program (EWEP) pilot was to improve conditions in existing facilities and reduce annual utility expenses by 20 percent so that those dollars could be used to serve more kids! At the close of the pilot program in 2015, over $800,000 in funding was awarded to 17 Clubs and results indicate the potential for a year over year utility savings of up to 25 percent!


Building on the success of the pilot, Southface expanded the partnership with BGCA and created a new pilot with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. Launched in 2015, the Nonprofit Energy & Water Efficiency (NEWE) Initiative is funding Boys and Girls Clubs and Feeding America food banks nationwide. Ultimately, the NEWE initiative will strengthen nonprofit organizations by delivering a path to lessen the environmental impact of their facilities while also redirecting revenue to serve community needs.

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Boys & Girls Clubs by the numbers –

44 Clubs, 15 States, $705,000 Saved!

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club

Birmingham, AL
Energy Use: -80%
Water Use: -95.3%
Energy Cost: -60%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Kirwood Balton Unit, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Davie, FL
Energy Use: +.9%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: +13.8%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Rita and Rick Case Club, please see the link to their case study below.


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Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Energy Use: -11%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -8.5%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the William E. Slaughter Unit of the Levine Campus, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Whitfield County

Dalton, GA
Energy Use: -59%
Water Use: -35%
Energy Cost: -52%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Carl Rollins Unit, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood, MS
Energy Use: -70.5%
Water Use: +6%
Energy Cost: -49.1%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Greenwood Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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The Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club

Atlanta, GA
Energy Use: -70.7%
Water Use: -7.3%
Energy Cost: -64.7%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Salvation Army Fuqua Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Moultrie/Colquitt County

Moultrie, GA
Energy Use: +19.8%
Water Use: +37%
Energy Cost: +24%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Moultrie, GA, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama

Hueytown, AL
Energy Use: -47%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -30%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Hueytown Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area

Hemingway, SC
Energy Use:  +5.4%
Water Use: -43.4%
Energy Cost: +4.2%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Rick & Susan Goings Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley

Lenoir City, TN
Energy Use: -32.8%
Water Use: -32.8%
Energy Cost: -32.4%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Lenoir City Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Davidson County

Thomasville, NC
Energy Use: -60.1%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -48%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the Thomasville Unit, please see the link to their case study below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia

Rome, GA
Energy Use: -32.5%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -30.4%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the South Rome Club, please see the link to their case study below.

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For every $1 donated, the Feeding America network of food banks secures and distributes 11 meals to people facing hunger.

East Texas Food Bank

Tyler, TX
Energy Use: -15.2%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -6.8%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the East Texas Food Bank, please see the link to their case study below.

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St. Louis Area Food Bank

St. Louis, MO
Energy Use: -3%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -2.6%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the St. Louis Area Food Bank, please see the link to their case study below.

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West Alabama Food Bank

Tuscaloosa, AL
Energy Use: -37.9%
Water Use: N/A
Energy Cost: -28.3%

If you would like to find a more in depth description of the achievements of the West Alabama Food Bank, please see the link to their case study below.

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Battle Results

Top performing clubs and food banks competed in the EPA’s National Building Competition!