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The April Top Partner Solutions are here! Check out this roundup of solutions from partners across sectors to learn how organizations are progressing towards emissions reduction and energy savings goals.  City of Saint Paul Improves Efficiency, Community with North End Community CenterTo…
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2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit
The annual Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit convenes leaders and experts from public and private organizations around the country to explore the latest in emerging technologies and share innovative strategies for energy efficiency, decarbonization, water, and waste reduction.At Summit,…
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DOE and Morehouse Leadership
In 2023, Better Buildings Challenge partner Morehouse College exceeded its energy efficiency goal, achieving 31% reduction in energy intensity across its portfolio of 30 buildings against a 2017 baseline. DOE recently visited Morehouse to recognize the college for its energy use achievements and…
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Data Entry
 Better Buildings partners from the commercial sector recently participated in a peer exchange to discuss common challenges to data management. Partners including Colorado State University, University of Chicago, Mayo Clinic, and Boston Medical Center shared their experiences and valuable…
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March Top Partner Solutions
The March Top Partner Solutions are in! Check out this roundup of real-world replicable pathways to decarbonization, efficiency, financing, and more. Dive in to learn how other organizations are overcoming barriers and reaping the benefits. Riseboro Community Partnership Sets Records with…
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February Top Partner Solutions
Check out the February Top Partner Solutions! We’re excited to share these real-world strategies for decarbonization, energy efficiency upgrades, employee engagement, and more. Dive into the roundup to learn how organizations across sectors are overcoming barriers and accelerating progress. …
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January Top Partner Solutions
Check out the January Top Partner Solutions! This roundup includes proven pathways and strategies for decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, employee engagement, and more to showcase how partners across sectors are overcoming barriers and progressing toward their goals. Dive in and find out…
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Road Show Postcard
We’re back—and this time, DOE energy experts are on the road to Cleveland, OH to explore how Better Climate Challenge partners City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland-Cliffs are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. These partners represent different sectors of the US economy. Each…
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AEE World 2023
Thank you to all Better Buildings and Better Plants partners and attendees for joining us at this year’s Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Conference!More than 1,600 industry professionals convened at AEE World 2023 in Orlando, Florida to learn about innovative energy efficiency and…
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2023 Top 10 Solutions
As we approach the end of the year, we are excited to share the most popular solutions of 2023 found on the Better Buildings Solution Center. Dive into this roundup of our most-viewed partner solutions over the past year to learn how organizations are accelerating decarbonization and efficiency…
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UVA Building
Congratulations to 2023 Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers Allegheny College, Community College of Allegheny County, Morehouse College, and University of Virginia on achieving their portfolio-wide energy savings goals. These four partners manage a combined portfolio of more than 19 million…
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November Top Partner Solutions
The November Top Partner Solutions are here! Dive into this roundup of replicable pathways and solutions for improving efficiency, cutting costs, and accelerating emissions reduction.Foundation Communities Saves Water and Cuts Costs with Monitoring System, Resident EducationFaced with excessive…
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As a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge, Kohl’s, Inc. reached its first goal of 20% energy reduction two years early in 2018, achieving 24% energy reduction from a 2008 baseline. The company has now met yet another goal, achieving 30% energy reduction from the 2008 baseline.…
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College campus
The U.S. higher education (HED) sector accounts for more than 20 million post-secondary students and approximately 5 billion square feet of floorspace. If all organizations in the HED sector reduced their energy-related U.S. emissions by 50% over the next 10 years, it would result in the reduction…
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As a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge, NIKE not only reached its goal to reduce energy intensity by 20% two years early, but also exceeded its goal with a 29% reduction in energy intensity across more than 8 million square feet of owned or operated facilities in the U.S. NIKE’s…
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October Top Partner Solutions
This month’s Top Partner Solutions feature real-world, replicable solutions for improving efficiency, managing energy data, measuring building performance, and more! Check out the lineup to learn how our partners are overcoming barriers and accelerating progress.Redaptive and AT&T Collaborate…
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 An essential element of DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative is convening leaders to discuss ongoing challenges and opportunities related to energy efficiency and decarbonization. Peer exchanges enable organizations from different sectors of the economy to learn from each other and share best…
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September Top Partner Solutions
The September Top Partner Solutions are in! Check out this roundup of real-world solutions for improving water efficiency, implementing decarbonization projects, engaging the workforce, and more.MGM Resorts International’s Mega Solar Array Delivers Mega Energy Savings and Carbon ReductionMGM…
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As a partner in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge since 2013, multifamily organization National Housing Trust (NHT) has committed to reducing its energy use by 20% over ten years. NHT is building on its commitment by joining the Better Climate Challenge (BCC) with a goal of reducing portfolio-wide…
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Through the Better Buildings Initiative’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC), DOE recognizes the use of advanced lighting by building owners and managers for increased building efficiency and comfort. This year, the ILC recognized 14 organizations for leading the adoption of advanced lighting…