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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 22, 2021
Walgreens has shown leadership in energy efficiency by achieving a 20% energy savings goal in the Better Buildings Challenge – and doing so in a year when the pharmacy, health, and beauty company stepped up to provide essential products and services to communities across the U.S. throughout the...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Feb 05, 2020
Through DOE’s Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC), building owner participants have replaced more than 3.5 million lighting systems, cumulatively saving roughly 800 million kWh of electricity per year (approximately the energy used by 80,000 U.S. homes) and $85 million in energy costs. The 2015 –...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 13, 2019
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recognized 10 organizations for integrating highly-efficient lighting equipment solutions into their portfolios demonstrating typical energy savings of more than 50%. Additionally, nine of the organizations incorporated lighting controls such...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 04, 2019
The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) – a collaborative effort from DOE, GSA, the International Facility Management Association, the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies, and the Illuminating Engineering Society – is accepting applications for 2019 recognition, which covers...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Sep 11, 2018
As of August 2018, participants in the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) have installed or upgraded over 2.8 million high efficiency lighting and control systems, which should save over $68 million annually in energy bills and cut energy use by an average 54%. The ILC recognized 15 organizations...
by Monica Kanojia, DOE on Mar 07, 2018
This blog originally appeared February 15, 2018, on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website. The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) is accepting applications for its 2018 recognition cycle, which covers projects completed between January 2013 and April 2018. Commercial...
by Jordan Hibbs, Presidential Management Fellow, DOE on Mar 30, 2017
Efficiency upgrades often start with lighting retrofits, as aging lighting systems can often be a burden to your energy bill. Owning a commercial building can be expensive and even more so when all the day-to-day operational costs are factored in, especially when energy consumption practices are...
by Holly Jamesen Carr, U.S. Department of Energy on Feb 22, 2016
Every year the Department of Energy releases an annual Winter Progress Update highlighting programmatic activities and partner successes of the Better Buildings Alliance. The 2016 Winter Progress Update and Progress Update Infographic lauds the accomplishments of more than 200 partners,...