+200 members from the public and private sectors

Controlling +10 billion square feet of commercial building space

Working together through 5 sector groups and 15 solutions teams

Making commercial buildings
20% more efficient by 2020

Commercial buildings—our offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and stores—consume nearly 20% of all energy used in the United States. We spend more than $200 billion each year to power our country's commercial buildings. Unfortunately, much of this energy and money is wasted; a typical commercial building could save 20% on its energy bills simply by commissioning existing systems so they operate as intended. Energy efficiency is a cost-effective way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve competitiveness.

Through the Better Buildings Alliance, members in different market sectors work with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) exceptional network of research and technical experts to develop and deploy innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions that lead to better technologies, more profitable businesses, and better buildings in which we work, shop, eat, stay, and learn. Join today to start saving energy in your commercial buildings.

View the recently published 2013 Annual Report, which reviews Better Buildings Alliance accomplishments for the year, highlights examples of members in action, and outlines plans for the current year.

Upcoming Events

  • July 22 Renewables Integration Team
  • Renewables Integration Team Meeting

    July 22, 2014
    2:00-3:00 PM EDT

  • Team Update
  • Planning Update
  • Supermarket Refrigeration Initiative and Performance Metric
  • Presentation on Community Solar Options by Anna Brockway of the SunShot Program

  • Registration: If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email the Team Lead, Jay Paidipati, at

    Target Audience: Members of the Renewables Integration Team

    Audio: 1-800-811-9285, Conference Code 415-399-2191.

  • July 24 Guide to Navigating Building and Fire Codes for Laboratories
  • Guide to Navigating Building and Fire Codes for Laboratories

    July 24, 2014
    1:00-2:00 PM EDT

    Presenter: Craig Wray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    There are many fire and building codes and standards that are referenced for laboratory design and operation. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has reviewed the various documents and prepared a guideline for navigating through their requirements. This webinar will focus on reviewing the guidelines. Register here and use the code 4952417#.

    Audio: 866-740-1260

    Target Audience: Laboratory and High-tech Owners, Operators, Designers

  • July 24 Better Buildings Challenge: Public Sector Update
  • Better Buildings Challenge: Public Sector Update

    July 24, 2014
    3:00-3:45 PM EDT

    Presenter: Sarah Zaleski and Alice Dasek, U.S. Department of Energy

    Join the Energy Department as we share how Better Buildings Challenge public partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Learn about exciting new solutions including implementation models and innovative showcase projects, showing actual performance data and delivering real energy and cost savings results. Also hear how Partners demonstrated progress in 2013 including percent improvement, and cumulative savings across counties, cities and states. Register today.

  • August 6 Refrigeration Team Meeting
  • Refrigeration Team Meeting

    August 6, 2014
    1:00-2:30 PM EDT

      Status Updates on Ongoing Activities:

  • ASHRAE Commissioning Guide
  • Alternative Refrigerants Case Studies
  • Supermarket Refrigeration Initiative and Performance Metric
  • Retrofitting Open Display Cases

  • Status Update on Related Activities:

  • ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores
  • Supermarket Refrigeration Baseline for Modeling
  • Tracking Team Success
  • New Activities

  • Target Audience: Team members and potential members

    Audio: 1-866-227-0668, Conference Code 781-270-8363

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