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Better Buildings Initiative partners are leaders in decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, and waste reduction across both public and private sectors. They stand as examples for their peers and DOE highlights and recognizes their achievements and innovative, industry-leading projects in the following ways.


Goal Achiever Award Crystals Better Buildings Goal Achievers

Better Buildings Goal Achievers have met their Better Climate Challenge to reduce GHG emissions by 50% in 10 years and/or their Better Buildings Challenge or Better Plants Challenge commitment to reduce their portfolio-wide energy use by 20% - 25% in 10 years or less.

Meet Goal Achievers 

Award Winners holding certificates Better Project & Better Practice Awards

These annual 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, and the Better Practice Award recognizes the implementation of practices and procedures more broadly.

About the AwardsMeet Award Winners

Road Show Season 2 graphic Better Climate Challenge Road Show

This video series follows DOE energy experts as they visit partners to see how organizations across sectors are reducing carbon emissions. 

Season 1 | Season 2

Construction site with people and play button Decarbonization Download

This video blog series highlights the important work of our carbon reduction partners, who share takeaways, best practices, and actionable steps you can use today to reduce carbon emissions in your buildings and plants. 

Watch the Videos

ESG Teams posing with play button that says SWAPPED Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

This reality-style web series features inter-industry collaboration as organizations swap energy teams to uncover new energy efficiency strategies in each other’s facilities. 

Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4