Low Carbon Pilot

Low Carbon Pilot

Buildings and manufacturing plants account for roughly two thirds of U.S. CO2 emissions, and therefore present a significant opportunity to meet carbon reduction goals. Many organizations recognize enterprise-wide carbon reduction goals are central to efficient operations and robust financial performance. Through Better Buildings, Better Plants, DOE is working with industry leaders to explore low carbon pathways. Over the next two years, DOE will work with interested partners to demonstrate real world successes in achieving low carbon emissions from building and manufacturing operations and will share these solutions with the market.

Fact Sheet: Low Carbon Pilot

Learn about the Better Buildings, Better Plants Low Carbon Pilot and how you can participate.

Questions?

Email us if you have any questions and stay tuned for upcoming webinars on how you might participate in the pilot.

DOE's Better Climate Challenge

DOE is challenging organizations to set ambitious, portfolio-wide GHG emission reduction goals -- 50% within the next 10 years -- through the Better Climate Challenge. 

Featured Solutions

This is an excerpt from a series of peer exchanges hosted in 2021 by the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot. It focuses on heat pumps and decarbonization.
This video is an excerpt from a series of peer exchanges hosted in 2022 by the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot. It focuses on how to integrate plug and process loads into the energy efficiency piece of a decarbonization strategy.
This is an excerpt from a series of peer exchanges hosted in 2022 by the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot. It takes a deeper look at a building's energy profile more broadly and HVAC's contributions. The second portion dives into various heat pump applications that can be implemented today to decarbonize commercial HVAC systems.

Other Resources

Additional Information

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