Try proven energy-saving strategies documented in the Better Buildings Challenge Implementation Models
Review implementation models that outline actions, tools, and supporting documentation used successfully by partners who have taken the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve their portfolio-wide energy efficiency savings goals. Contact us for additional assistance when you’re ready to try out one of these strategies in your own portfolio.
Participate in Market Solutions Teams
Further your energy-saving goals by connecting with Market Solutions Teams, such as Leasing & Split Incentive, Financing, Workforce Development, Data Access, and Appraisal & Valuations.
Participate in Technology Solutions Teams
Further your energy-saving goals by connecting with Technology Solutions Teams, such as Lighting & Electrical and Space Conditioning.
Apply for the Green Lease Leaders recognition
Demonstrate your commitment to superior energy performance by using green lease language to bridge the landlord-tenant divide on sustainability. The Green Lease Leaders program sets a standard for green leasing and recognizes those organizations leading the way towards sustainable landlord-tenant relationships.
Adopt or expand the use of Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)
Use the technology classification framework to select the right technology for your building portfolio and build the business case using the EIS cost and benefits report. Visit the EMIS Project team page for more information.
Sign Up to Demo High-Efficiency Heat Pump Water Heaters
Hospitality Sector members are invited to participate in a two month technology demonstration for the new Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Specification. Heat pump waters heaters built according to this specification can reduce water heating energy by 30-70% compared to an electric storage water heater. Locations should have an electric storage water heater and hot water usage of 600-3,000 gallons per day. Host sites will receive discounted equipment and are asked to share feedback on equipment operation, performance, and the overall experience. Instrumentation for the demonstration will be installed and removed at no cost to the host facility. For more information, read the fact sheet or contact Jen Singer, Hospitality Sector Account Manager.
Join the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign
LEEP into lighting and lower your facility's exterior lighting operating costs through thoughtful design of a new parking site or lighting retrofits. To become part of the campaign, submit a registration form. Visit the Lighting & Electrical team page for more information.
Save energy by installing high performance rooftop units (RTUs), implementing retrofit measures, and joining the Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC)
The Space Conditioning team is helping members realize energy and costs savings of 20 to 50% through the installation of new high efficiency RTUs produced by the High Performance Rooftop Unit Challenge, advanced control retrofits, and participation in ARC.
Participate in the Energy information systems (EIS) study
Contact us to participate in a case investigation examining the use of EIS to document the business case for EIS adoption and technology uses. Visit the Energy Management & Information Systems team page for additional information.
Participate in the plug and process loads (PPL) capacity analysis project
The Plug & Process Loads team is assessing PPL energy consumption in commercial buildings to develop energy reduction guidance. If you are a member with large commercial real estate portfolios or owner-occupied buildings, contact us to participate. Visit the PPL team page for more information.
Participate in a field test of Next Generation Luminaire downlight winners
Demo high-performance LED downlight luminaires from Next Generation Luminaire competitions. Preference for host sites is given to Better Buildings Alliance member facilities, and results will provide real-world data on product performance and cost effectiveness.
Express your support for the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator and identify opportunities for stakeholder engagement and input
City-utility pairs have committed to develop and implement systems that will demonstrate streamlined, best-practice approaches for building owners to access whole-building energy usage data—with a specific focus on providing information for multi-tenant buildings. Contact us if you are interested in becoming directly involved with a specific city’s stakeholder engagement process, or view a letter of support from 5 commercial building members.