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Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Partners are leading organizations that commit to improve the energy intensity of their building portfolios by at least 20% over 10 years and share their strategies and results with the market. Representing the buildings and industrial stock in the United States, Better Buildings Challenge Partners span different business sizes, industry sectors, business models, government types, and educational institutions.

Current List of Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Corporate Partners

Ascension Health
35 million sq. ft. committed
Best Buy
47.8 million sq. ft. committed
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20 million sq. ft. committed
CommonWealth Partners
11 million sq. feet committed
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
5 million sq. ft. committed
Forest City Enterprises
14 million sq. ft. commercial; 6 million sq. ft. multifamily
HEI Hotels & Resorts
10 million sq. ft. committed
Hilton Worldwide
91 million sq. ft. committed
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
13 million sq. ft. committed
Kohl's Department Stores
112 million sq. ft. committed
Lend Lease
61 million sq. ft. committed
Macy's
173 million sq. ft. committed
MGM Resorts International
79 million sq. ft. committed
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
8 million square feet
Parmenter Realty Partners
8 million sq. ft. committed
Prologis
100 million sq. ft. committed
Shorenstein Properties LLC
21 million sq. ft. committed
Sprint
15 million sq. ft. committed
Staples
45 million sq. ft. committed
Starbucks Coffee Company
14 million sq. ft. committed
The PNC Financial Services Group
26 million sq. ft. committed
The Tower Companies
2.8 million sq. ft. commercial; 1.6 million sq. ft. multifamily
TIAA-CREF
25 million sq. ft. commercial; 14.2 million sq. ft. multifamily
Transwestern
78 million sq. ft. committed
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
12.5 million sq. ft. committed
USAA Real Estate Company
17 million sq. ft. committed
Walgreens Co.
100 million sq. ft. committed
Whole Foods Market
12.9 million sq. ft.
Wyndham Worldwide
10 million sq. ft. committed

State, Municipal and Community Partners

1.9 million sq. ft. committed
410 thousand sq. ft. committed
50 million sq. ft. committed
1.61 million sq. ft. committed
16 million sq. ft. committed
24 million sq. ft. committed
6.64 million sq. ft. committed
3.9 million sq. ft. committed
4.5 million sq. ft. committed
550 thousand sq. ft. committed
90 million sq. ft. committed
5.7 million sq. ft. committed
475 thousand sq. ft. committed
30 million sq. ft. committed
1 million sq. ft. committed
30 million sq. ft. committed
5 million sq. ft. committed
5 million sq. ft. committed
1.16 million sq. ft. committed
12 million sq. ft. committed
23 million sq. ft. committed
7.5 million sq. ft. committed
1.16 million sq. ft. committed
510 thousand sq. ft. committed
City of Chula Vista, CA
1 million sq. ft.
City of Margate, FL
120 thousand sq. ft. committed
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
65 million sq. ft. committed
El Paso, TX
2.5 million sq. ft. committed
Gillette, WY
190 thousand sq. ft. committed
Hall County, GA
1.3 million sq. ft. committed
Kauai, HI
360 thousand sq. ft. committed
Kitsap County, WA
860 thousand sq. ft. committed
Knoxville, TN
2.06 million sq. ft. committed
Medford, MA
1.37 million sq. ft. committed
Pittsburgh, PA
1.77 million sq. ft. committed
Rochester, NY
4.04 million sq. ft. committed
Santa Fe, NM
850 thousand sq. ft. committed
Spokane County, WA
1.16 million sq. ft. committed
State of Delaware
8.01 million sq. ft. committed
State of Iowa
22 million sq. ft. committed
State of Maryland
9 million sq. ft. committed
State of Minnesota
22 million sq. ft. committed
State of North Carolina
130 million sq. ft. committed
State of Rhode Island
18 million sq. ft. committed
Thurston County, WA
680 thousand sq. ft. committed
Worcester, MA
5 million sq. ft. committed

Education Partners

Alachua County Public Schools
4.19 million sq. ft. committed
Allegheny College
1.3 million sq. ft. committed
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
13 million sq. ft. committed
Camas School District, WA
990 thousand sq. ft. committed
Delaware State University
2 million sq. ft. committed
Douglas County School District, NV
945 thousand sq. ft. committed
Dysart Unified School District No. 89, AZ
3 million sq. ft. committed
Fort Atkinson School District, WI
700 thousand sq. ft. committed
Houston Independent School District, TX
24 million sq. ft. committed
Indian River Central School District, NY
900 thousand sq. ft. committed
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
7 million sq. ft. committed
Mesa County Valley School District 51, CO
2.83 million sq. ft. committed
Michigan State University
20 million sq. ft. committed
Portland Public Schools, OR
8 million sq. ft. committed
Poudre School District, CO
3.8 million sq. ft. committed
Towson University
5 million sq. ft. committed
University of California, Irvine
7 million sq. ft. committed
University of Hawaii at Manoa
5 million sq. ft. committed
University of Utah
13.4 million sq. ft. committed
University of Virginia
15 million sq. ft. committed

Multifamily Residential Partners

ACTION-Housing, Inc.
815 thousand sq. ft. committed
Aeon
1.8 million sq. ft. committed
Atlanta Housing Authority
1.4 million sq. ft. committed
Balfour Beatty Communities
50 million sq. ft. committed
BRIDGE Housing Corporation
4.9 million sq. ft. committed
Campus Crest Communities
10 million sq. ft. committed
Capitol Hill Housing
1,083,000 sq. ft. committed
Columbia Residential
6.1 million sq. ft. committed
Community Housing Partners
3.7 million sq. ft. committed
Corcoran Management
1.1 million sq. ft. committed
Denver Housing Authority
2.7 million sq. ft. committed
EAH Housing, Inc.
3.5 million sq. ft. committed
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
581,000 sq. ft. committed
Forest City Enterprises
Green Coast Enterprises
142 thousand sq. ft. committed
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
2 million sq. ft. committed
Homes for America
6 million sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of Baltimore City
6.8 million sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Bristol, CT
420,000 sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Buenaventura, CA
560 thousand sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Freeport, IL
390 thousand sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Helena, MT
290 thousand sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Palatka, FL
22 thousand sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Philadelphia, PA
7.3 million sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of City of Tampa, FL
3.1 million sq. ft. committed
Housing Authority of Knox County, IN
135 thousand sq. ft. committed
Jersey City, NJ Housing Authority
1.5 million sq. ft. committed
Korman Residential Properties, Inc.
1,550,000 sq. ft. committed
LINC Housing/SEED Partners LLC
1,502,000 sq. ft. committed
McCormack Baron Salazar/Sunwheel Energy + Sustainability
12 million sq. ft. committed
Mercy Housing, Inc.
16.7 million sq. ft. committed
Minneapolis PHA
5.4 million sq. ft. committed
Multi-Family Mission Ministries
160 thousand sq. ft. committed
National Church Residences
15 million sq. ft. committed
National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation
1.8 million sq. ft. committed
New Bedford Housing Authority
2.67 million sq. ft. committed
NHP Foundation
4 million sq. ft. committed
Preservation of Affordable Housing
6.9 million sq. ft. committed
REACH CDC
1 million sq. ft. committed
Retirement Housing Foundation
13.3 mllion sq. ft. committed
Rockford Housing Authority
2.6 million sq. ft. committed
Rural Ulster Preservation Company
90 thousand sq. ft. committed
San Antonio Housing Authority
1,500,000 sq. ft. committed
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
1.5 million sq. ft. committed
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
1 million sq. ft. committed
The Community Builders, Inc.
7.6 million sq. ft. committed
The Economic Development Authority of the City of Mankato, MN
65 thousand sq. ft. committed
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
1 million sq. ft. committed
The Tower Companies
TIAA-CREF
Tonti Properties
4.9 million sq. ft. committed
Trinity Management
3.5 million sq. ft. committed
Village of Hempstead Housing Authority
200 thousand sq. ft. committed
Volunteers of America
8 million sq. ft. committed
WinnCompanies
8 million sq. ft. committed

Current List of Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Partners

3M
99 facilities
28 plants
10 facilities
73 facilities
8 plants
24 plants
GE
105 million square feet
27 plants
31 plants
1 plant
69 facilities
14 facilities
3 plants
118 plants
34 facilities, includes 25 manufacturing plants
16 plants
159 plants, covering 38 million square feet
8 plants, covering 5 million square feet

Take the Challenge:

If you are interested in becoming a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, please Contact Us.

  • Corporate Partners:
    Commercial real estate, healthcare, hospitality, food service and retail organizations

  • Shorenstein's Showcase Project:
    Palisades Office Park

  • Atlanta's Showcase Project:
    Boisfeuillet Jones – Atlanta Civic Center

  • State and Local Partners:
    State and local governments

  • El Paso's Showcase Project:
    El Paso International Airport

  • Education Partners:
    K-12 schools and higher education institutions

  • Allegheny College's Showcase Project:
    Richard J. Cook Center for Environmental Science

  • Multifamily Residential Partners:
    Multifamily residential building owners and managers

  • Industrial Partners:
    Energy-intensive to light manufacturing

  • Nissan's Showcase Project:
    New Paint Plant

  • Financial and Utility Allies:
    Assist Partners in overcoming financial and data access barriers

Challenge Partners Agree to:

Commit

Assess your building portfolio to determine energy efficiency opportunities and publicly pledge to improve the energy intensity of your building portfolio by at least 20% over 10 years.

Take Action

Announce and initiate a showcase project on one of your facilities (e.g., retrofit, retro commissioning) and provide an implementation model outlining the process followed and specific tools, documents, and steps employed to realize your energy savings goal.

Report Results

Share your experiences with energy efficiency solutions, your organization-wide energy savings, and the energy performance at individual facilities as the basis for recognition.

DOE Agrees to:

Support...

Partners with expert technical assistance and proven paths to success.

Connect...

Partners with a network of Allies (including financial, technology, and service organizations) that can help them achieve their energy savings pledges.

Provide...

National recognition for achieving energy and cost savings, and applying innovative energy solutions.