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2022 Better Buildings Progress Report

Better Buildings Participants Realize More Than $15B In Energy Savings

New DOE report recognizes 12 organizations for achieving energy and water reduction goals; highlights new Better Climate Challenge partners.
Better Buildings Initiative

DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative Saves $13.5B In Energy Costs

New report highlights 12 organizations achieving bold energy, water, financing Goals; DOE launches new $12 million lighting prize.
workplaces

Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.
manufacturing energy

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.
better buildings challenge

DOE Better Buildings Challenge Achievements Announced

Organizations that reached energy, water, or financial goals for 2019 through the Challenge were recognized, while a Better Buildings, Better Plants Waste Reduction Pilot program was introduced.
Better Buildings Initiative

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.

15 Recognized By DOE Better Buildings Lighting Campaign

The Department of Energy highlights 15 partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, that have newly installed or upgraded more than 2.8 million lighting fixtures and lighting controls.
energy upgrades

In WA State, Better Buildings Challenge Partners Share Progress

The first full-service restaurant to join the Department of Energy initiative has realized a 28% reduction in energy use and a 43% reduction in water use to date.
solar energy

Creating “Better Buildings” With Solar Energy

A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.
energy costs

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion In Energy Costs

The challenge aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.

Better Buildings Challenge Energy Savings Exceed $1.3B

Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.

Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
web exclusive

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kohl’s Employs DOE Better Buildings Challenge

Using its Niles, OH store as a test location, the retailer seeks to reduce energy in more than 112 million square feet of occupied facility space by at least 20% by 2020.

NIBS, DOE Partner To Develop Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

The Guidelines will address commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy related jobs: facility manager, energy auditor/manager, commissioning professional, and building engineer.

I-Codes And Obama's Better Buildings Initiative

ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.

President Talks About Better Buildings Initiative (UPDATED)

President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.
buildings

It’s Not Too Late To Open Buildings Back Better

Identifying financing for public buildings to carry out HVAC, energy, and other infrastructure improvements can be a challenge. Here's insight from leaders of two energy groups.

Green buildings better for learning?

Turner Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Turner Corporation, has announced the findings of its survey of 665 building owners, developers, architects,...
indoor air quality public health

EPA Launches Clean Air In Buildings Challenge To Improve IAQ

Following through on the National Covid-19 Preparedness Plan, the new guidance is intended to help building owners and operators improve indoor air quality and protect public health.
DENIOS RFP Chemical Storage Buildings

DENIOS Fire-rated Non-occupancy RFP Chemical Storage Buildings

RFP fire-rated chemical storage buildings provide safe and legally compliant storage of flammable and corrosive chemicals.

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