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Panelists at Summit
The commercial real estate (CRE) sector engaged in peer exchanges, shared presentations, and joined networking events at the 2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit. Partners and attendees discussed best practices, explored barriers in decarbonization and how to overcome them, and shared…
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Summit
At the 2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, attendees had the opportunity to see efficiency and decarbonization efforts in action at a variety of D.C.-area buildings. Read on to learn more about the strategies and technologies these facilities are deploying to accelerate progress toward…
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May Top Partner Solutions
The May Top Partner Solutions are here! Check out this month’s lineup of real-world pathways for accelerating decarbonization and efficiency, including strategies such as geothermal installations, stakeholder engagement tactics, and more! Lockheed Martin Drives Company-Wide Energy and Water…
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Home Energy Score
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Home Energy Score provides reliable information about a home’s estimated energy use, like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car. The Score is based on a standard assessment of energy related assets, allowing consumers to easily compare energy use…
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Congratulations Climate Finance Innovator Award Winners
Seven Better Buildings Financial Allies received Climate Finance Innovator Awards at the 2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit for their innovative decarbonization financing solutions that go beyond current market practices. Financing and funding are hot topics as organizations focus on…
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2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit
2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit! We hope you enjoyed the event.The Summit convened thought leaders and industry experts from across sectors to share insights, make connections, and explore opportunities to accelerate decarbonization and efficiency. More than 140 speakers joined us to…
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April Top Partner Solutions graphic
The April Top Partner Solutions are here! Check out this roundup of solutions from partners across sectors to learn how organizations are progressing towards emissions reduction and energy savings goals.  City of Saint Paul Improves Efficiency, Community with North End Community CenterTo…
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2024 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit
The annual Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit convenes leaders and experts from public and private organizations around the country to explore the latest in emerging technologies and share innovative strategies for energy efficiency, decarbonization, water, and waste reduction.At Summit,…
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DOE and Morehouse Leadership
In 2023, Better Buildings Challenge partner Morehouse College exceeded its energy efficiency goal, achieving 31% reduction in energy intensity across its portfolio of 30 buildings against a 2017 baseline. DOE recently visited Morehouse to recognize the college for its energy use achievements and…
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Data Entry
 Better Buildings partners from the commercial sector recently participated in a peer exchange to discuss common challenges to data management. Partners including Colorado State University, University of Chicago, Mayo Clinic, and Boston Medical Center shared their experiences and valuable…
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March Top Partner Solutions
The March Top Partner Solutions are in! Check out this roundup of real-world replicable pathways to decarbonization, efficiency, financing, and more. Dive in to learn how other organizations are overcoming barriers and reaping the benefits. Riseboro Community Partnership Sets Records with…
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February Top Partner Solutions
Check out the February Top Partner Solutions! We’re excited to share these real-world strategies for decarbonization, energy efficiency upgrades, employee engagement, and more. Dive into the roundup to learn how organizations across sectors are overcoming barriers and accelerating progress. …
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January Top Partner Solutions
Check out the January Top Partner Solutions! This roundup includes proven pathways and strategies for decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, employee engagement, and more to showcase how partners across sectors are overcoming barriers and progressing toward their goals. Dive in and find out…
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Road Show Postcard
We’re back—and this time, DOE energy experts are on the road to Cleveland, OH to explore how Better Climate Challenge partners City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland-Cliffs are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. These partners represent different sectors of the US economy. Each…
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AEE World 2023
Thank you to all Better Buildings and Better Plants partners and attendees for joining us at this year’s Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Conference!More than 1,600 industry professionals convened at AEE World 2023 in Orlando, Florida to learn about innovative energy efficiency and…
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2023 Top 10 Solutions
As we approach the end of the year, we are excited to share the most popular solutions of 2023 found on the Better Buildings Solution Center. Dive into this roundup of our most-viewed partner solutions over the past year to learn how organizations are accelerating decarbonization and efficiency…
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UVA Building
Congratulations to 2023 Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers Allegheny College, Community College of Allegheny County, Morehouse College, and University of Virginia on achieving their portfolio-wide energy savings goals. These four partners manage a combined portfolio of more than 19 million…
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November Top Partner Solutions
The November Top Partner Solutions are here! Dive into this roundup of replicable pathways and solutions for improving efficiency, cutting costs, and accelerating emissions reduction.Foundation Communities Saves Water and Cuts Costs with Monitoring System, Resident EducationFaced with excessive…
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As a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge, Kohl’s, Inc. reached its first goal of 20% energy reduction two years early in 2018, achieving 24% energy reduction from a 2008 baseline. The company has now met yet another goal, achieving 30% energy reduction from the 2008 baseline.…
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College campus
The U.S. higher education (HED) sector accounts for more than 20 million post-secondary students and approximately 5 billion square feet of floorspace. If all organizations in the HED sector reduced their energy-related U.S. emissions by 50% over the next 10 years, it would result in the reduction…