Better Climate Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is challenging organizations to set ambitious, portfolio-wide GHG emission reduction goals. This new effort provides additional opportunities for peer exchange and technical assistance to meet the urgent call to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Through the Better Climate Challenge, organizations can partner with DOE to reduce portfolio-wide GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) by at least 50% within 10 years. DOE will provide technical assistance and opportunities to learn and share actionable best practices for carbon reduction. Jump to Program Resources.

Watch the Better Climate Challenge Launch

On February 28, 2022, DOE Secretary Granholm officially launched the Better Climate Challenge during an Executive Roundtable with HUD Secretary Fudge, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and the inaugural partner organizations.

Click here to watch the Executive Roundtable    Click here to read the DOE Press Release


Banner with clouds on a blue sky and a shining sun that reads Welcome Inaugural Partners

We recognize the following organizations for their early commitment to this DOE program. Click on the partner's name to visit their profile and learn about their efforts. 


Program Resources

About the Better Climate Challenge - click here to learn how it works  Meet Allies - click here to meet the Better Climate Challenge Allies

Participate in Working Groups  Join the Challenge - click here to view partnership agreements and requirements

Visit Sector Pages

Learn how to implement a successful decarbonization strategy: Visit the Decarbonization Resource Hub
Learn about the Better Buildings Low Carbon Pilot and meet the partners: Low Carbon Pilot
2022 Better Buildings Progress Report

To date, the 900+ Better Buildings partners have saved more than 2.5 quadrillion Btus, saving more than $15 billion and 155 million tons of CO2.

Join Upcoming Webinars

Dedicated to bringing you the latest actionable insights on today's energy efficiency landscape, the Better Buildings Webinar Series is a chance to explore the topics and trends that affect your organization with industry experts and your peers.

The Low Carbon Pilot

DOE is working 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.

Click here to see program News & Announcements from DOE  Click here to see news about partners in the Better Climate Challenge