2018 Better Buildings Progress Report
The Better Buildings Initiative has grown to encompass more than 900 organizations, which represents 30 of the country’s Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S. employers, 12% of the U.S. manufacturing footprint and 13% of total commercial building space, as well as 28 states and close to 100 cities and counties across the nation. Better Buildings partners are driving energy efficiency in the U.S. economy through their participation; this includes 380 trillion Btus, or $3.1 billion in reported cumulative energy and cost savings from the set of market leaders that have stepped up to the Better Buildings Challenge. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, DOE works with more than 350 market leaders that represent more than 4.4 billion square feet of building space. Partners reduced their energy intensity by an average of 2% per year, keeping them on track to meet the program’s 10-year, 20% reduction goal. Additionally, more than 40 Financial Allies have extended more than $12 billion in capital for efficiency projects.