• 2014 Better Buildings Summit

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

  • Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign

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

  • 2014 Green Lease Leaders

    The 2014 Green Lease Leaders are announced.

  • 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

  • Dec 2 Making Utility Efficiency Funds Work for You
  • Making Utility Efficiency Funds Work for You

    December 2, 2014
    3:00-4:00 PM EST

    A grocery chain, a major city, and a manufacturing organization will describe how they collaborate with utilities to bring big energy savings to their portfolios and help reduce the overall peak electricity demand for their utility partners. Presenters will offer recommendations for working with utilities to create innovative energy savings for different types of portfolios.

    Register here.

  • Dec 3 Plug & Process Loads Team
  • Plug & Process Loads Team Call

    December 3, 2014
    3:00-4:00 PM ET

    Presenters: Rois Langner (NREL), Michael Sheppy (NREL), Lieko Earle (NREL)

    This quarter’s Plug & Process Loads team call will be focused on advanced technologies in plug load metering and controls. Guest speakers will provide examples of controls that are successful in both the residential and commercial building sectors. A live demonstration of metered plug load data, attributed to NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility, will also be presented.

    • • Introductions/Announcements
    • • Application of APS plug load controls
    • • Live demonstration of metered plug load data (using APSs) from NREL’s ESIF
    • • QA / Team Interaction

    Target Audience: Plug & Process Loads Team members
    Audio: 1-877-240-3312, Access Code 634-436-662#, Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
    Visual: Join the meeting here.

  • Dec 4 2014 NGL Indoor Design Competition Winners
  • 2014 Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Indoor Design Competition Winners - Lessons Learned for Building Managers

    December 4, 2014
    1:00-2:00 PM EST

    Presenters: Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Chris Magee, MGM Resorts International

    In its seventh year, the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Design Competition continues to showcase excellence in LED luminaire design and provide valuable analysis and feedback to the industry. In 2014, the indoor competition saw a record number of entries and the judging panel chose to recognize a total of 57 products. This webinar will provide a candid behind the scenes look at the judging process, evaluation criteria, and performance documentation used to select NGL winning products.

    Register here.

  • Dec 10 Space Conditioning Team - New HVAC Efficiency Requirements
  • Space Conditioning Team - New HVAC Efficiency Requirements

    December 10, 2014
    1:00-2:00 PM ET

    Standard efficiency levels for packaged HVAC systems are going up. New efficiency levels will take effect in Standard 90.1-2013 starting in 2015 and in 2016, the Department of Energy released a notice of proposed rule-making for a significant increase in minimum efficiency levels, and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency is proposing new efficiency levels for their voluntary program. This webinar will describe all of these efforts and what they mean for energy performance and how they may impact the market. Please join us for this discussion to learn more and share your questions and concerns.

    Join here.

    Audio: 1-866-692-4538, meeting number SA374353, meeting passcode 1891249

  • Dec 11 Lighting & Electrical Team - Troffer Specification Update
  • Lighting & Electrical Team - Troffer Specification Update

    December 11, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM ET

    Presenter: Michael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    This conference call will be the starting point to discuss elements of the Better Buildings Alliance Model Technical Specification: High-Efficiency Troffers Specification Updates.

    • Increase efficacy in section F to 110 lm/W
    • More text about controls
    • Possible companion about using controls with troffers
    • FCC requirements – more needed?
    Register here.

    Audio: Please join by phone, not Lync audio, at 877-336-1839 #1256789

    Target Audience: Members of the Lighting & Electrical Team

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