2022 Better Buildings Progress Report
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative is a market transformation program through which partners collaboratively pursue ambitious energy, waste, water, and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. They share their real-world pathways for achieving significant savings in their buildings, industrial facilities, and multifamily homes. In doing so, they inspire others, demonstrate strategies to overcome common barriers, and catalyze significant progress in energy efficiency and decarbonization. The leadership of Better Buildings Initiative partners strengthens our economy, advances energy independence, and propels us forward to a clean energy future. The 900+ private and public sector Better Buildings partners have collectively saved more than 2.5 quadrillion British thermal units (QBtu) of energy since the start of the program. This amounts to a savings of more than $15 billion and 155 million tons of CO2. Partners also have reduced their water use by 13.7 billion gallons.