Recognizing Better Plants Partners

Better Plants' partners have made extraordinary strides in reducing energy intensity, cumulatively saving more than 1.9 quadrillion Btus in energy and over $9.3 billion in energy costs through 2021. The Plants program works hard to recognize and promote their achievements in a number of ways, including featuring partner case studies in the Solution Center, highlighting success stories in materials and publications, facilitating recognition from DOE leadership, and highlighting partner accomplishments at events and site visits. Explore this page to get an idea of how Partners can promote their energy, GHG, waste, and water savings accomplishments with the help of the Plants Team. 

Highlight Your Achievements

Better Plants strives to highlight partner achievements and leadership in a variety of ways, including recognizing partners that achieve a goal and bestowing awards for impressive energy efficiency projects and practices. To date, sixty energy goals have been achieved by program and Challenge partners since the start of Better Plants (three water-savings goals have also been met). Additionally, Plants honors partners’ innovative, industry-leading energy efficiency work in individual facilities (the Better Project award) and across their organizations (the Better Practice award). To learn more about these accolades, click the boxes below. 



Share Your Success Stories on the Solutions Center

The online Better Buildings Solutions Center helps to amplify partner leadership and promote successful and replicable strategies for energy efficiency and energy management. These partner solutions are viewed by thousands of organizations every year, including media, to better understand viable energy efficiency solutions and success stories. Explore the ways partners can share their successes with others:        

Implementation Models

Documentations of corporate-level solutions that overcome specific barriers to energy-efficiency. 

Showcase Projects

Descriptions of near-term demonstrations of major energy savings at individual facilities. 

Solutions at a Glance

Short and informative snapshots of a successful or innovative idea or practice. 


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