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Better Buildings Programs & Partners

There are many different ways to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative. Through this program, more than 900 commercial, public, industrial, and residential organizations share their proven energy efficiency strategies and inspire others to tap into the continued potential for energy efficiency. Learn about our challenges and other opportunities to participate below and contact us if you have questions.

Better Climate Challenge

Through the Better Climate Challenge, organizations partner with DOE to reduce portfolio-wide Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by at least 50% within 10 years. DOE provides technical assistance and opportunities to learn and share actionable best practices for carbon reduction.

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Better Buildings Challenge

A leadership challenge to CEOs, university presidents, state and local government leaders, manufacturers, multifamily housing, and building owners to commit their organizations to 20% energy savings in 10 years and to lead the market by sharing their solutions; has amassed over 345 partners across nine key market sectors.

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Better Plants Program

Better Plants partners with leading manufacturers and water utilities to improve energy efficiency and competitiveness in the industrial sector. Through Better Plants, partners voluntarily set a specific goal, typically to reduce energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all U.S. operations.

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More Ways to Participate

Better Buildings and Better Plants Partners have multiple additional avenues for working with DOE. 

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