SWAP Season 2: Sneak Peek Airs at Navy V. Airforce Rivalry Football Game

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 03, 2016

This November, every energy fanatics’ favorite show is back!

That’s right Season 2 of the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP hits land and sea – as the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Airforce Academy take energy savings to each other’s campuses. This season’s participants include a colonel, midshipmen, cadet first class, faculty head, and a department chair to name a few.

From opportunities for more solar panels in creative places, to turning food waste into energy with bio digesters, the campuses in Annapolis and Colorado Springs uncovered a wide variety of energy savings opportunities.


This SWAP is especially powerful because this season we’re moving future leaders of energy efficiency up the ladder – students at both academies got the chance to be part of the discovery process and gain valuable insight into how energy efficiency can be improved at their campuses.

The first season of the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP launched in February of 2016. The Wall Street Journal called it “revealing.” Bloomberg said it was “cable-TV-ready.” With 433,000 views on YouTube – six times the attendance of Super Bowl 50 -- the enthusiasm for telling energy efficiency stories was clear. Watch this Wall St. Journal video or see all findings on the SWAP Season 1 homepage.

The SWAP conveys the drive for continual innovation that characterizes partnership in Better Buildings. The behind-the-scenes reality TV format showcases how energy savings are achieved, from planning to implementation. The SWAP demonstrates that even the most energy efficient buildings can improve and that ideas can come from all different building owners and types.