Skip to main content

Better Project and Better Practice Awards

Better Buildings Initiative partners can nominate their organization by downloading and completing the application form and emailing it to Nominations must be received no later than January 16, 2024.

Successful applications will address:

  • Innovative ways to improve energy or water efficiency, waste reduction, or decreases in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Projects with significant savings and practices that can be replicated in other buildings or industrial facilities.
  • How the partner overcame one or more barriers to decarbonization, energy or water efficiency, or waste reduction.

Award winners will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Magnitude: What's the impact on the organization and the scope of the effort (e.g., a system-wide vs. equipment-replacement approach)? How much energy, emissions, water, and/or waste savings are realized by the project?
  • Replicability: Is the project/practice easily replicable to other facilities? Have the results been shared broadly?
  • Innovation: How imaginative, creative, or novel is the practice?
  • Additional Benefits: What impact does the project/practice have on topics such as occupant health and wellness; workforce development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; community engagement; and other benefits to underserved communities?

Click here for Applications