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Better Buildings Progress Report, 2015

Better Buildings, launched by President Obama in 2011, is a broad, multi-strategy initiative aiming to improve the energy use of our nation's commercial, industrial, residential, and public buildings by 20% over 10 years. Over the past four years, Better Buildings has had tremendous success harnessi Read More...

Whole Foods, Hilton featured in DOE's 'Better Buildings Challenge' swap preview

The U.S. spends around $200 billion a year running commercial buildings, and a large portion of that energy is wasted. Energy efficiency has been called low-hanging fruit in the quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut energy costs, but it can be difficult to identify the best approaches to Read More...

Infographic: DOE's Better Buildings Alliance releases 2016 update

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy releases an annual Winter Progress Update highlighting programmatic activities and partner successes of the Better Buildings Alliance. The 2016 Winter Progress Update lauds the accomplishments of more than 200 partners, representing more than  Read More...

Key takeaways from DOE's Better Buildings winter update

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance added 12 new partners and seven new affiliates in 2015, according to the organization's winter 2016 progress report. Key takeaways from the report, which you can download by clicking here, also include the introduction of 40&nb Read More...

DOE Better Buildings Summit registration open to public

Registration is now open to the public for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2016 Better Buildings Summit, scheduled for May 9 through May 11 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will feature commercial breakout meetings; multiple sector-specific panel sessions; and exper Read More...

Better Buildings blog highlights TIAA's energy efficiency leadership

Ahead of its 2016 summit, the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program recently singled out financial services organization TIAA for its sharing of three new energy and water solutions, bringing its total to five. TIAA, which is a commercial real estate partner with the program Read More...

Ernest Moniz to keynote Better Buildings Summit; last chance to register

 From May 9 to May 11, speakers from corporations like T.J. Maxx, Starbucks, 3M and Procter and Gamble will convene to share their energy efficiency success stories at the Better Buildings Summit.The event has also nabbed some big name keynote speakers, including U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Mo Read More...

Top 10 Green Leasing Tips for Building Owners

This two-pager from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance outlines best practices for landlords and tenants engaging in sustainability projects. The guidelines were developed under the guidance of the alliance's Green Leasing Steering Committee. As a contractual agreeme Read More...

Kilroy Realty recognized for green leasing at 2 commercial properties

Kilroy Realty was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its role in the execution of two "green leases," which help commercial building owners and tenants save on energy costs. The Los Angeles-based real estate investment trust earned two "team transaction" awards f Read More...

Better Buildings launches new webinar series

The Department of Energy's Better Buildings initiative has unveiled a series of webinars on a wide range of pressing topics facing energy professionals. The series, which kicks off Sept. 13, features experts speakers including representatives from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and W Read More...

Wendy's recognized for energy use reductions

Wendy's Co., along with its franchisee, Wendco Group, were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for significant progress in reducing energy use. Highlighting just one of the 43 Wendy's restaurants operated by Wendco, which has been working with Wendy's through the DOE's Bet Read More...

Recommended Retail Rooftop Unit Lease Language

In existing leased retail spaces, incentives and costs often do not align to allow commercial tenants and landlords to realize energy savings through efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning or HVAC system specification, operation and maintenance. While landlords typically own rooftop uni Read More...

DOE launches EMIS program, 18 inaugural partners

The U.S. DOE has launched a new program within the Better Buildings Initiative aimed at helping commercial building reduce their energy use. The program, referred to as the Smart Energy Analytics campaign, was designed to help establish best practices for installations of energy management Read More...

DOE's Better Plants fall 2016 progress update

The industrial sector accounts for more than 30% of all U.S. energy consumption, resulting in an annual energy bill of about $200 billion, but there are significant energy-efficiency opportunities for industry, which can lead to cost savings, reduced carbon emissions and improved global competi Read More...

Wendy's wins 2 awards for efficiency upgrades

The Wendy's Co. recently received two environmental awards for its efforts to dramatically reduce energy usage at its restaurants.Having already been cheered by the U.S. Department of Energy recently for its efforts, these two awards further validate the restaurant chain's successes in energy effici Read More...

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