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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.



U.S. Department of Energy Announces Better Buildings Initiative to Accelerate Heat Pump Manufacturing and Adoption, Reducing Energy Waste and Lowering Energy Bills
DOE Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Morehouse College for Energy Efficiency Achievements
DOE announces $18.5 billion in savings by partners in the Better Buildings Initiative


Solar Panels on Roof Tops
Implementation Model
General Motors: Using Data Visualization to Navigate Decarbonization
Implementation Model
Triple Bottom Line Foundation: Aztec Solar Farm Bridge Funding
Showcase Project
Loews Miami Beach Hotel Laundry Efficiency
Showcase Project
City of Saint Paul: North End Community Center

New Partners

Better Climate Challenge
Albertsons Companies, Inc.
Better Climate Challenge
The Kraft Heinz Company
Better Climate Challenge
Portland Public Schools
Better Climate Challenge
National Community Renaissance


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.