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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...

Better Buildings Alliance Winter 2016 Progress Update

In 2008, DOE launched the Better Buildings Alliance to bring  leaders from the nation’s commercial building industry together to share and advance solutions in energy efficiency. Through the Alliance, building owners, operators, and managers in different market sectors voluntarily work wi Read More...

Shari's Café and Pies joins U.S. DOE's Better Buildings Challenge

Shari’s Café and Pies restaurant chain recently became the first full-service restaurant to join the DOE Better Buildings Challenge, committing to a 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2025 across nearly 400,000 square feet of restaurant space. Jodenne Scott, director of financial Read More...

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

With energy efficiency increasingly considered to be the cheapest and cleanest energy source, more large users of energy than ever are looking at ways to use less. 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 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...

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

Since the program's inception in 2011, the Department of Energy's Better Buildings program — which brings private and public organizations together toward the goal of reducing energy use across various building types —  has resulted in energy cost savings of more than $1.3 bill 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...

Presentation: Financing for Energy and Sustainability

For many energy managers, accessing capital for energy projects requires overcoming significant barriers; this presentation is one resource that can help get them over the hurdles.This power point presentation, which corresponds with a workshop offered by the Retail Industry Leaders Associ Read More...

Arby's, Legrand, Volvo talk efficiency in video series

Sometimes all it takes is a good story, or in this case a great pitch, to turn an organization into a committed energy savings machine.This year at the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Summit, the team asked organizations that had succeeded in meeting their goals to share their secrets: Read More...

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