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DOE announces new efficiency standard, expected to save businesses billions

...issions," Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in a DOE blog post. "This rule also shows that strong p...quired for new commercial units, according to the DOE....ed for new commercial units, according to the DOE. Read More...

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...

Data center company Digital Realty receives EPA recognition for cutting emissions

Digital Realty Trust Inc., a data center solutions and services provider based in San Francisco, recently earned U.S. EPA Energy Star certification for its facility in Lithia Springs, Ga.Digital Realty is also a U.S. DOE's Better Buildings Challenge partner. The EPA certification acknowledges t Read More...

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

... Buildings Challenge comes in.Through Better Buildings, the DOE partners with public and private sector leaders to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing successful best practices.  As part of the in Read More...

DOE launches 'Better Buildings Challenge Swap' with Hilton, Whole Foods

The U.S. Department of Energy on Feb. 17 unveiled its "Better Buildings Challenge Swap," which involved Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapping energy management teams at facilities in San Francisco. As part of the swap, each team identified innovative energy s Read More...

Infographic: DOE's Better Buildings Alliance releases 2016 update

...; conduit for effective cross-sector knowledge sharing. The DOE encourages industry stakeholders to peruse the more than 40 resources released by the Better Buildings Alliance Technology and Market Solutions Teams in the past year.The report also details how partners — including Univ Read More...

Better Buildings Alliance Winter 2016 Progress Update

...9, post_to_survey_page:true}}  ...in different market sectors voluntarily work with DOE’s network of research and technical expe... cost-effective market and technology strategies. DOE’s technical experts engage with these pa 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...

Verizon, GM among C&I names that earned 2016 Energy Star recognition

...I companies - were recognized by the U.S. EPA and DOE for achievements in energy efficiency with the...ighlighted in a news release from the EPA and the DOE announcing the winners: Verizon and General Mo...acturing facilities compared to 2014, the EPA and DOE said. GM has also implemented a climate protec 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...

Representatives from Starbucks, Whole Foods, 3M among speakers at this year's Better Buildings Summit

...ector Better Buildings Challenge at the DOE told Smart Energy Decisions. "We expect more t...ficiency projects to corporate finance teams. The DOE has confirmed commercial track speakers that i...ll 2016 program, visit the Summit’s website. Read More...

Better Buildings partners, energy efficiency commitments have tripled since 2011, DOE says

... cost savings of more than $1.3 billion. The DOE released updated metrics from the program May ... in energy efficiency investment.According to the DOE, the partners are decreasing energy use on ave...erprise Community Partners and Ygrene Energy. Read More...

Arby's to discuss its lighting retrofit program on upcoming DOE webinar

Arby's Restaurants will join the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to discuss the significant energy savings they are both obtaining through lighting retrofits at its parking facilities on a free, May 24 webinar. The hourlong webinar, which will include a question and ans 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...

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