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About the Better Buildings Initiative

Through DOE's Better Buildings Initiative, more than 900 commercial, public, industrial, and residential organizations share their proven energy efficiency strategies and inspire others to tap into the continued potential for energy efficiency. Collectively these organizations have saved 3.5 quadrillion Btus of energy, equivalent to $18.5 billion, and 189 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Partners have reduced their water use by 16.2 billion gallons. Together, partners represent nearly 30 of the country's Fortune 100 companies, nearly 20 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 14% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint, and 13% of total commercial building space, as well as more than 90 state and local governments spanning the nation. 

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As DOE expands its diverse network through the Better Buildings Initiative, it is engaging with partners and stakeholders in nearly every sector. With the needs of the marketplace changing frequently, the Better Buildings Initiative continues to find new ways to connect partners and stakeholders with key resources and recognition opportunities.

  • Review current and previous Annual Reports from Better Buildings and Better Plants.
  • Browse all our Better Buildings Initiative programs on our Partnerships Page to learn how to start saving energy today.
  • Check out the Newsroom for articles and blogs on partners and their successes.
  • Subscribe to our newsletters for the latest updates.


The Better Buildings Team is looking forward to hearing your comments and questions about the Better Buildings Initiative.