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Improving Lives by Driving Leadership in Energy Innovation

Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants more energy-efficient by accelerating investment and sharing successful best practices.

DOE and its partners are exploring new strategies and solutions in four key areas that are deemed essential to building a more efficient and cost-effective energy future.

  • Market Development. Showing what’s possible, setting aggressive portfolio-wide goals, and adopting cutting-edge technologies.
  • Better Information. Proven models support smarter decisions, which in turn leads to deeper energy and cost savings.
  • Innovation and Emerging Technologies. Key to building a stronger economy utilizing clean energy.
  • Workforce Development. Essential to advance the American job force in step with technological progress.

There are many different ways to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative:

  • Better Climate Challenge. Organizations partner with DOE to reduce portfolio-wide Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by at least 50% within 10 years. DOE provides technical assistance and opportunities to learn and share actionable best practices for carbon reduction.
  • Better Buildings Challenge. A leadership challenge to CEOs, university presidents, state and local government leaders, manufacturers, multifamily housing, and building owners to commit their organizations to 20% energy savings in 10 years and to lead the market by sharing their solutions; has amassed over 345 partners across nine key market sectors.
  • On-Demand Better Buildings Webinars.  Experts discuss a variety of topics from Air Management to Zero Energy. These free webinars are helpful resources on key subject areas in energy efficiency, water efficiency, resilience, and more.

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