Better Buildings Challenge

The goal of the Better Buildings Challenge is to improve the efficiency of American commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings and industrial plants by 20 percent or more over ten years. Hundreds of leading organizations, manufacturers, and businesses are voluntarily participating in the Better Buildings Challenge to save energy costs and agree to:

  • Conduct an energy efficiency assessment of their building portfolio and pledge an organization-wide energy savings goal. 
  • Take action by showcasing an energy efficiency project and implementing a plan to achieve lasting energy savings. 
  • Report results by sharing cost-effective approaches for saving energy and performance data that demonstrates the success.

More than 345 organizations have committed to the Better Buildings Challenge, including building owners, manufacturing firms, municipalities, financial institutions, and utilities, working collaboratively to create and share implementation models that can help the marketplace move more quickly to adopt energy efficiency measures. Partners represent more than 4.4 billion square feet of commercial and industrial real estate and are leaders in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, commercial real estate, public, multifamily, and manufacturing sectors.