2016 Better Plants Progress Update
Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program and Challenge (Better Plants) has partnered with manufacturers and water utilities to seek out and capture these energy efficiency opportunities. Partners set a specific goal, typically to reduce energy intensity by 25% within 10 years across their U.S. operations. A smaller number of leading partners have joined the higher-level Better Plants Challenge and are openly sharing their energy performance data and energy-efficiency solutions in addition to setting an energy-saving goal. DOE provides all Better Plants partners with technical assistance to achieve their goals and national recognition for their leadership.