Better Climate Challenge Allies

Allies work in partnership with DOE to identify, recruit, and support organizations interested in reducing GHG emissions across their U.S. building and plant portfolios. Non-profits, NGOs, and trade organizations are welcome to join as Better Climate Challenge Allies. Interested organizations can download and complete the Ally Partnership Agreement and send it to your existing Better Buildings contact, or you may send it to

Meet the Allies

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
  • American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Building Owners & Managers Association International (BOMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • ConnexFM
  • Curtis + Ginsberg Architects
  • Ecosave Inc.
  • Elevate Energy
  • Green Building Initiative (GBI)
  • Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority
  • Hydraulic Institute
  • ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)
  • Kyotherm
  • Metrus Energy
  • My Green Lab
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
  • National Insulation Association
  • North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC)
  • NOWi Sensors
  • Pump Systems Matter
  • The Real Estate Roundtable
  • Renew Energy Partners
  • Rewiring America
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
  • Second Nature
  • Skyven Technologies
  • Slipstream
  • Solaris Energy Inc.
  • Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ally agrees to:
  • Engage with your members, stakeholders, and others by encouraging them to join the Better Climate Challenge through an executive-level announcement.
  • Participate in at least one activity annually to drive decarbonization and support the Better Climate Challenge.
  • Update DOE annually on your carbon reduction initiatives.
DOE agrees to:
  • Support your organization's efforts to help its members or constituents reduce carbon emissions.
  • Recognize your organization on the DOE’s Better Buildings Solution Center and in other program materials.
  • Connect your organization with technical experts at the DOE, as well as with other Better Climate Challenge Allies.