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More Ways to Participate

Organizations are welcome to participate in the Better Buildings Initiative through a variety of formats, outside of our program challenges which provide an opportunity for organizations to make a voluntary commitment and engage with DOE through technical assistance, peer exchanges, and more. Learn about our other initiatives below. 

Better Buildings Alliance

Over 190 organizations have joined this program to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings through collaboration with building owners, operators, and managers. Alliance members partner with DOE technical experts to identify gaps and work needed to accelerate the adoption of greater energy efficiency.

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Better Buildings Accelerators

Better Buildings Accelerators are designed to demonstrate specific innovative policies and approaches that will accelerate investment in energy efficiency upon successful demonstration. Each Accelerator is a targeted, short-term, partner-focused activity designed to address persistent barriers that stand in the way of efficiency.

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Home Energy Score

By becoming a Home Energy Scoreā„¢ Partner, your organization can join a growing network of organizations around the country promoting home energy labeling and providing low-cost home energy information to homeowners. This tool helps homeowners and homebuyers understand how much energy a home is expected to use and provides suggestions for improving its energy efficiency. 

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Residential Network

A network of over 440 member organizations focused on accelerating the pace of energy upgrades in existing homes by sharing best practices and learning from one another. The Better Buildings Residential Network connects energy efficiency programs and partners to increase the number of energy-efficient homes.

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ISO 50001

50001 Ready's award-winning program enables organizations to implement an energy management system (EnMS) that aligns to the international ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard. The program helps identify energy and capital savings and establish data-driven processes to ensure scalable savings that persist.

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Other Initiatives

Click on the links below to learn about additional opportunities to work with DOE through the Better Buildings Initiative.

Onsite Energy |  Waste Reduction Network | Water Savings Network | Technology Campaigns | Technology Research Teams