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Smart energy management is key to running energy efficient buildings. In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP (http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/swap), brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market — two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation — swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other’s San Francisco properties. Watch the three episode web series premiering February 17th. See what the teams learned from each other and walk away with energy saving tips from the experts at Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market.

Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for 50% of our nation’s primary energy use and cost about $400 billion annually to power/operate. The Better Buildings Challenge is aimed at achieving the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-sector leaders across the country to save energy through commitments and investments. More than 285 organizations are partnering with the Energy Department to achieve 20 percent portfolio-wide energy savings and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency over the next decade. Across the country, partners have shared energy data for more than 32,000 properties and are reporting energy savings of 20 percent or more at 4,500 properties, and 10 percent or more at 12,000 properties.