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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 25, 2021
In a recent peer exchange, Better Buildings partners in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors discussed challenges and solutions related to waste reduction and diversion in the medical field. Hosted by the DOE Waste Reduction Pilot team, the event brought together over a dozen participants...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 21, 2020
Healthcare energy efficiency was a popular topic throughout this year’s Better Buildings Summit. To kick off the four-day Virtual Leadership Symposium, Associate Professor Dr. Joseph Allen of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health highlighted the importance of promoting human health and...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 30, 2019
Partnering with your local utility can be a valuable step towards making your buildings more energy efficient. Utilities across the country offer assistance for energy efficiency, but programs vary and it can be challenging to know what is available and where to start. Through Better Buildings,...
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...