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Better Buildings Solution Center



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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 announces $18.5 billion in savings by partners in the Better Buildings Initiative
DOE Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Partner Parkway School District for Energy Efficiency Achievements
DOE Recognizes Better Buildings Partner City of Chattanooga, TN for Energy Efficiency Achievements


Implementation Model
Skyven Technologies: Decarbonizing Industrial Process Heat with Public-Private Funding and an Energy-as-a-Service Model
Implementation Model
Sparkfund: Fleet Electrification Upgrade
Showcase Project
Cleveland-Cliffs: Heating Steel with State-of-the-Art, Energy-Efficient Furnaces

New Partners

Better Climate Challenge
Arlington County, VA
Better Climate Challenge
Better Climate Challenge
Nestlé Purina
Better Climate Challenge
Wesley Living of Memphis, Inc.


Organizations partner with DOE to reduce portfolio-wide Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by at least 50% within 10 years. TEST

Building owners commit their organizations to 20% energy savings in 10 years and lead the market by sharing their solutions.

Through Better Plants, partners voluntarily set a specific goal, typically to reduce energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period.