DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge energy savings exceed $1.3B


The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is one of the biggest public-private partnerships on energy efficiency… There are now 310 Better Buildings Challenge partners who are set to achieve goals of at least 20 percent energy reduction within 10 years. Together, the 34,000 buildings and facilities represent 4.2 billion square feet, and $5.5 billion dollars in energy efficiency investment. Latest reporting shows partners are on track, decreasing energy use on average by over two percent each year…

Achieving Energy Goals

Over 60 new partners have joined the Better Buildings Challenge this year, including UC Berkeley, Iron Mountain Data Centers, Nike, The Wendy’s Company, CenturyLink Global Data Center Operations, and New York City Housing Authority. A full list of all new partners can be found in the 2016 Better Buildings Progress Update [PDF]…

The Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

In the spirit of openly sharing and exchanging solutions, the initiative also announced it is currently exploring a season two of DOE’s first reality-style web series, the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP. The first season debuted this spring and resulted in hundreds of thousands of views by energy professionals.The feature content highlighted two partners, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market, who swapped energy teams and buildings, and in doing so, pushed their energy efficiency actions even further…

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[Admin: This post is related to the 08.13.15 post about the Better Buildings program posting more than 70 presentations from its 2015 Better Buildings Summit.]

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