About Better Buildings Accelerators

Better Buildings Accelerators are designed to demonstrate specific innovative policies and approaches, which will accelerate investment in energy efficiency upon successful demonstration. Each Accelerator is a targeted, short-term, partner-focused activity designed to address persistent barriers that stand in the way of greater efficiency. For progress made and status of each of the 15 different Accelerators, see below.

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  • Building Energy Data Analysis
  • Data Centers
  • Packaged Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Smart Labs
  • Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future
  • Zero Energy Districts
  • Zero Energy Schools



  • Clean Energy for Low Income Communities
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Resiliency
  • Energy Data Access
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting
  • Home Energy Information
  • Home Upgrade Program
  • Industrial Superior Energy Performance
  • Outdoor Lighting