This just in... Two times the number of Secretaries & double the keynotes!

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Better Buildings Beat Team
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Apr 26, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro will keynote the Better Buildings Summit, Wednesday May 11, and will announce the tremendous impact of Better Buildings partners as they continue to work across the nation to cut back the energy wasted by our nation’s homes, manufacturing plants, and buildings.

The last time Better Buildings partners heard from Secretary Ernest Moniz, was at the 2014 Better Buildings Summit. You can watch his keynote on  the Better Buildings YouTube channel. He had just arrived back in the United States after spending time in Rome, Italy, and participating in a meeting of Energy G7 Minsters where international leaders pinpointed actions to meet a goal to strengthen a common energy policy on a worldwide scale, in order to ensure a diversified, reliable and economically sustainable energy supply. In his 2014 address, Secretary Moniz recognized the 600 Better Buildings partners in attendance, for standing out and out-performing, by setting ambitious energy savings goals. He also commended partners for their contributions to keep the partnership with the Energy Department flourishing, and in particular for sharing their proven, and most effective strategies with the marketplace. He continued to praise Better Buildings Challenge partners for their virtue and their spirit to want to document what works, and in doing so, helping to transform the culture of American business by creating a new paradigm where private and public sector partners are encouraged to be open, and bring forward innovative, creative, and highly impactful strategies to advance and accelerate energy efficiency.

This year, Secretary Moniz will join us again at the Summit, and we look forward to hearing more about the growing importance of energy efficiency on the global stage, and the power of sharing effective strategies to help many organizations (and our nation) save energy and ultimately improve the infrastructure in our local communities. As the United States continues to evolve and rise in the ranks of global leaders, we'll hear about the path our nation has taken since the December 2015 Paris Climate Talks and now most recently, how 175 nations came to sign on to the Paris climate agreement on April 22nd. 

It's not too late to join us. Register for the Summit by May 2nd, or come in-person and we'll sign you up on-site.