Why Join Better Plants? 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants Program works with leading manufacturers to boost their efficiency, resilience, and economic competitiveness through making improvements in energy efficiency. Driving energy savings can have a broad impact across the industrial sector, which leads to cost savings, greater resilience, a strengthened workforce, and increased global competitiveness. 

Manufacturing companies and wastewater treatment organizations partner with Better Plants, to set specific energy, water, and waste reduction goals, and commit to reducing energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all their U.S. operations. Better Plants provides support in the form of technical assistance, tools, resources, and national recognition to help partners achieve their goals. 


Join Better Plants at the Program Level

Any U.S.-based manufacturing company or industrial-scale energy-using organizations, e.g. water/wastewater treatment, can join Better Plants, regardless of size or level of energy management expertise. Partners set ambitious energy efficiency goals and will receive the full portfolio of technical assistance solutions, recognition & networking opportunities and access to innovation.

Contact for further information. Organizations joining Better Plants:

  • Receive technical support from a Technical Account Manager in developing metrics and energy baselines.
  • Receive access to networking opportunities with other partners.
  • Are eligible to greater access to innovation and national labs.
  • Are eligible for national recognition for energy performance accomplishments.

To join, sign the 2-page partnership agreement form. The form should be signed by the CEO or a senior executive and submitted to



Join the Better Plants Challenge

Over 40 leading industrial organizations have stepped up to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the industrial component of the Better Buildings Challenge – a national, multi-sector energy efficiency leadership initiative.

In addition to setting energy efficiency goals, Better Plants Challenge Partners provide added transparency around their market-leading strategies, actions, and results—to help other organizations replicate their success. Challenge partners’ exceptional efforts are eligible for enhanced recognition from DOE. 

To join, sign the 2-page Better Plants Challenge partnership agreement form. The form should be signed by the CEO or a senior executive and submitted to