Better Buildings Initiative Stimulates Energy Innovation

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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in … Read more

EMIS Technologies Improve Overall Building Performance

Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to Help Buildings Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency ACHR News, October 19, 2016 A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has been announced to encourage the use of energy-saving building analytics platforms — also known as energy management information system (EMIS) technologies — in commercial buildings nationwide, and refine best … Read more

Arizona School Benefits from the Better Buildings Challenge

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U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Arizona School Green Living, August 12, 2015. Image credit: jarmoluk As one of the oldest schools in the Dysart school district, Kingswood had been running on 30-year-old heating and cooling systems that were eating up energy and money. With the help of Constellation Energy, Kingswood was able to upgrade their chiller … Read more

Companies Cutting Energy Use with Better Buildings Challenge

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11 companies making their buildings greener The Guardian, January 29, 2015 Tech giants, fast food chains and financial institutions are the latest companies to commit to improving their energy efficiency, according to the US energy department. Facebook, Arby’s and Bank of America, among others, have taken up the challenge to reduce their energy use over … Read more

Philly Begins Energy Reduction Race in Response to Benchmarking Report

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter Tuesday announced the start of the Energy Reduction Race, a citywide competition to save energy in Philadelphia’s largest buildings. The Mayor also said the City has released the Year Two Energy Benchmarking report Executive Summary and data and that it will participate in the United States Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge.