US DOE Better Buildings Challenge

In 2013, commercial and industrial buildings used roughly 50% of the energy in the U.S. economy at a cost of over $400 billion. In February 2011, President Obama, building upon the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, announced the Better Buildings Initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020 and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency.
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A decision guide to help building owners find the right control strategy for plug and process loads in their buildings. It outlines the costs, potential savings, complexities, and user friendliness of various control strategies and their applications to each building type. The guide also aims to help building owners determine whether a control is appropriate for particular project applications.

A decision guide to help building owners find the right control strategy for plug and process loads in their buildings. It outlines the costs, potential savings, complexities, and user friendliness of various control strategies and their applications to each building type. The guide also aims to help building owners determine whether a control is appropriate for particular project applications.

Better Buildings Summit for State and Local Communities May 30-31, Washington, DC

Field trip ideas for kids mostly on the east coast, but they have lesson plans for venues anywhere such as bowling alleys, rock climbing.

Better Buildings Challenge

Better Buildings Challenge Implementation Models - How Partners Achieve Real World Energy Savings

Secretary Moniz Speaks at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum

Secretary Moniz Speaks at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum -- his first public speech as Secretary of Energy.

December 2012, Better Buildings Challenge partners and others discussed how these organizations are successfully making energy efficiency a key part of how they do business.

December Better Buildings Challenge partners and others discussed how these organizations are successfully making energy efficiency a key part of how they do business.

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, partners commit to reducing energy use in their buildings by 20 percent or more by 2020 and highlighting a project that showcases their commitment to energy efficiency. Check out the map to learn more about partners showcase projects in your state and their overall Challenge commitments.

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, partners commit to reducing energy use in their buildings by 20 percent or more by 2020 and highlighting a project that showcases their commitment to energy efficiency. Check out the map to learn more about partners showcase projects in your state and their overall Challenge commitments.

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