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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 06, 2019
Earlier this year, the City of Atlanta achieved a 20.3% reduction in energy use intensity across more than 100 million square feet, surpassing its Better Buildings Challenge goal two years ahead of schedule. This week, the city and its partners are celebrating the successes of the Atlanta Better...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants team recently wrapped up a successful AEE World 2019 in Washington, D.C.! AEE World is the Association of Energy Engineers’ annual conference and expo, and features an entire track dedicated to the work of Better Plants and its...
by Jen Singer, ICF on Aug 03, 2017
On July 19, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the 2017 Green Ribbon Schools awardees, recognizing two Better Buildings Challenge partners and one Zero Energy Schools Accelerator partner for their sustainability efforts and ecologically-minded student engagement. Fairfax County Public Schools...
by Brittany Ryan, JDM Associates on Jul 11, 2017
The recognition process is simple, but its message is significant. Local governments partnering with DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge stake their claim as leaders in energy efficiency, and that leadership receives recognition. This year, 10 Better Buildings Challenge partners were recognized in...