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  • 2014 Better Buildings Summit

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz addresses Better Buildings Summit participants in Washington, DC. View video here.

  • 2014 Green Lease Leaders

    The 2014 Green Lease Leaders are announced.

  • Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign

    Join the Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC) to realize 20-50% energy and cost savings for your facility.

  • Take the Food Service Energy and Water Survey

    Complete the survey to help develop an ENERGY STAR 1-100 score for restaurants. _____________


+200 members from the private sectors

Controlling +10 billion square feet of commercial building space

Working together through 4 sector groups and 13 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

  • November 4 Next Big Thing(s): HIT Catalyst and the Technology Demo Program
  • Finding the Next Big Thing(s) in Building Energy Efficiency: HIT Catalyst and the Technology Demo Program

    November 4, 2014
    3:00-4:00 PM EDT

    Join Better Buildings program participants who are working with U.S. Department of Energy staff to test promising technologies in their buildings. Learn what they are finding and how you can get involved.

    Register here.

  • November 6 Lighting & Electrical Team Call
  • Lighting & Electrical Team Call

    November 6, 2014
    1:00-2:00 PM EDT

    • • Introductions
    • • Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign
    •      • Join as a participant
    • • RP-20, Lighting for Parking Facilities
    •      • New version being printed
    •      • Increased light levels for parking lots for concrete materials
    •      • More stringent uniformity requirements
    •      • Implications for the BBA exterior lighting specifications
    •      • Troffers and controls
    •      • Controls will be more important (and possible) in the future
    •      • Incentives for control-ready fixtures
    •      • Troffer specification updates
    • • Electrical interference issues
    •      • Concerns and/or needs about RFI and EMI related to specifying any products?
    •      • Do we need to look into this topic?
    • • Open discussion and networking
    • • Wrap Up

    Target Audience: Team members
    Audio: 1-877-336-1839, Conference Code 6299368 #

  • November 18 Refrigeration Team Call
  • Refrigeration Team Call

    November 18, 2014
    1:00-2:30 PM ET

    • • Introductions/Announcements
    • • Summary of Hannaford Transcritical CO2 Case Study
    • • Working Group Updates
    • • Utility Incentives
    • • Supermarket Refrigeration Initiative and Performance Metric
    • • Integrated Solutions
    • • Update on NREL Activities

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

    Target Audience: Refrigeration Team members, affiliates, and prospective members. Prospective members, please email the team lead at robert.zogg@navigant.com in advance of the call for materials.

  • November 18 RTU Specifications: Procurement, Installation, and More
  • RTU Specifications: Procurement, Installation, Maintenance, and More

    November 18, 2014
    2:00-3:00 PM EST

    The Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign is a national effort to promote accelerated adoption of high efficiency RTUs and advanced RTU controllers across the commercial buildings market. This webinar focuses on language buildings can use to ensure their decisions for high-efficient RTUs are reflected in the specifications for procurement, installation, maintenance, and more. During the webinar, panelists will walk through these sample documents:

    • • High-Efficiency RTU Specification
    • • DOE RTU Challenge Specification
    • • Advanced RTU Controller Specification
    • • ACCA Quality Maintenance Checklist
    • • HVAC Quality Installation Specification, ACCA Standard 5

    Kirk Beaudin from adidas will also share the adidas RTU Procurement Specification and explain his reasoning and methodology for incorporating efficiency elements into the document. To learn more about the Campaign, visit http://www.advancedrtu.org/.

    Register here.
  • November 19 Activity Update for Commercial Real Estate & Hospitality
  • Activity Update for Commercial Real Estate & Hospitality

    November 19, 2014
    1:00-2:00 PM EDT

    Join Better Buildings Alliance technology solutions team leads to hear the latest progress on technology development and deployment resources tailored to the commercial real estate and hospitality sectors. Updates will be provided from the following teams:

    • • Energy Management Information Systems
    • • Lighting & Electrical
    • • Plug and Process Loads
    • • Renewables Integration
    • • Space Conditioning

    Target Audience: Better Buildings Alliance members in the commercial real estate and hospitality sectors.
    Register here.

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