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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 03, 2020
In a live, virtual event, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner the State of Maryland for energy efficiency leadership. As a Goal Achiever, Maryland reduced its energy intensity by 20% over its 9-million-square-foot buildings portfolio, and has now...
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 Zach Abrams, ICF International, Michael Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Jan 08, 2016
Better Buildings Alliance member Costco, a membership warehouse retailer based in the Pacific Northwest, implemented a low-cost lighting technique in its office space that reduced the average wattage per fixture by 80%, and increased staff comfort. Costco buildings have been acquired and modified...