About the Better Buildings Initiative

Through DOE's Better Buildings Initiative, more than 950 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 more than 2.2 quadrillion Btus of energy, equivalent to over $13 billion, and more than 130 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Partners have reduced their water use by more than 10 billion gallons. Together, partners represent more than 30 of the country's Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint, and 13% of total commercial building space, as well as 17 Federal agencies, 8 national laboratories, and more than 80 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.