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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 05, 2019
Las Vegas Sands is demonstrating impressive energy efficiency leadership by becoming the first hospitality partner to achieve its Better Buildings Challenge energy savings goal. Across its 17.3 million square-foot portfolio, Sands has improved energy performance by 24% from a 2011 baseline,...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 15, 2019
Since becoming a Better Buildings Challenge partner in 2016, Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) has demonstrated impressive energy efficiency leadership across its 2.4 million-square foot portfolio of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. As one of 105 multifamily housing...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 03, 2019
After joining the Better Buildings Challenge in 2015, The Wendy’s Company took on the additional task of engaging with its franchisees and encouraged them to set their own Challenge goals. To date, 17 franchisees—representing 3.6 million square feet and more than 1,200 restaurants—followed The...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 18, 2019
Through Better Buildings, DOE is working with market leaders to identify and demonstrate the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.  In their latest Better Buildings showcase project, The Tower Companies has created a prime example with The Pearl.   The Pearl, which received LEED Gold...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Sep 27, 2018
The City of Chicago has been getting a lot of attention for its efforts to reduce energy use in buildings, and for good reason: its efforts are a valuable example of long-term strategic planning for other cities. When Chicago committed to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 30, 2018
After being recognized for achieving its first Better Buildings goal of $75 million in financing for energy efficiency-as-a-service projects, Financial Ally Metrus Energy has set a new goal of $175 million that it hopes to achieve and exceed in the near future. Metrus Energy is a San Francisco-...
by Allison Nozza, RE Tech Advisors on Aug 02, 2018
UW Health is an integrated health system that serves more than 600,000 patients each year and includes seven hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. In 2016, UW Health committed to the Better Buildings Challenge setting the goal of a 20% energy use intensity (EUI) reduction from a 2013 baseline by 2023...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 29, 2018
On June 21, 2018 Shorenstein Properties released its 2018 Sustainability Report that highlights the company’s aggressive new environmental performance goals. By 2025 Shorenstein is seeking to cut both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, while increasing recycling by 20%. Shorenstein is...