• Register Today! The U.S. Department of Energy's annual Better Buildings Summit will be held May 7–9, 2014. Learn more here.

  • Profile story on Alcoa for the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit. View video here.

  • Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily and Better Buildings Accelerator Partners Meet at the White House

  • Michigan State University's Showcase Project:
    Anthony Hall

  • Better Buildings Challenge:
    Leadership, Transparency and Results

  • Forest City Enterprises' Showcase Project:
    South Bay Galleria

  • Beaverton, Oregon's Showcase Project:
    Beaverton City Library

Challenge Partners &
Allies Represent

3 Billion Square Feet Committed

$2 Billion in Financing through Allies

400+ Manufacturing Facilities

Featured Video

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Profile story on Alcoa for AEMC Summit
December 13, 2013


Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Multifamily Residential Partners

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Eden Housing
Housing Authority of City of Atlanta, GA
Housing Authority of City of Baltimore, MD
Housing Authority of City of Bristol, CT
Housing Partnership Equity Trust
LINC Housing Corporation
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Partners


Events & Conferences

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Better Buildings Webinar: Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use

Date and Time: April 1, 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Presenters: Lynda Boomer, Michigan State University; Jon Utech, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Dorothy Schwarz, Transwestern

Description: Building occupants are often keen to support energy efficiency efforts -- we just have to ask! Learn how Better Buildings Challenge partners Michigan State University (MSU), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Transwestern have done just that. MSU's Environmental Stewards program enlists a champion from individual campus units or departments to track the department's energy metrics on a monthly basis, promote energy saving practices to colleagues and students, and serve as a liaison to the campus sustainability program. Cleveland Clinic Foundation is transforming resource intensive operating rooms through partnerships with clinicians, who help smooth the way for technology upgrades and behavior change strategies to reduce energy and water consumption. Transwestern has developed a number of programs to encourage energy use reductions by commercial building tenants. Register here.