Tag: Better-Buildings-Initiative

Better Climate Challenge Road Show

Better Climate Challenge Road Show: New Episodes Released Today!

In the newly released second season of its Better Climate Challenge Road Show, the Department of Energy visits Cleveland to highlight decarbonization in action.
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

Moving The Needle

Two major businesses, Walgreens and Life Time, effectively meet and exceed their energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.
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.
Better Plants

Energy Department’s Better Plants Partners Save $8.2 Billion

Together, the 3,200 facilities that are part of the DOE’s Better Plants program have cumulatively saved $8.2 billion and 1.7 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy.
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.

Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

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

State Led Energy Efficiency Programs Announced

Through its State Energy Program, the DOE awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories.

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.

BOMA, USGBC Update Green Building Report

The release of this report comes on the heels of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) review of the 2010 report and calls for additional coordination between federal agencies in funding projects with green building criteria.

LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpass New Construction

In 2009, projects certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M surpassed those certified under its new construction counterpart on an annual basis, a trend that continued in 2010 and 2011.

FM Issue: Building A Better Future

Cohesive automation approaches are sparking energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

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.
Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) webinar

Did You Miss Our “Building Analytics, Skilled Labor Shortages & Decarbonization” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn how fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) has become a critical part of the resilient facility team’s tech stack.
Optimizing operations, Hybrid Office

View Our Free “Optimizing Operations In The Hybrid Office” Webinar

In this free video webinar, learn how optimizing operations in an office building has taken on newfound significance in the era of hybrid work.

[VIDEO] Capital Planning Advice for Facilities

Creating a sustainable and adaptable capital plan will take a coordinated effort among decision-makers and a tactical plan of attack. Learn more.