Better Project and Better Practice Awards

The Better Project and Better Practice awards recognize partners for innovative and industry leading accomplishments in implementing decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, or waste reduction projects/practices. The Better Project award recognizes outstanding accomplishments at individual facilities, while the Better Practice award recognizes the implementation of practices and procedures more broadly. Meet the 2022 award winners below.

Learn more about these awards and the eligibility requirements here.


Apply for the 2023 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 23, 2023. 

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


Congratulations to the 2022 Better Project and Better Practice Award Winners

2022 Better Project Awardees

  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • Charter Steel
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Lineage Logistics
  • PepsiCo
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation 
  • SugarCreek Packing Co.
  • Valmont Industries
  • Waupaca Foundry
  • RING Container Technologies Honorable Mention

2022 Better Practice Awardees

  • 3M
  • Electrolux
  • Flowers Foods
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Occidental Chemical Coporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Stellantis
  • Plastics Engineering Company Honorable Mention
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company Honorable Mention


See Better Project and Better Practice Award winners prior to 2022 here.