|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Information and Education, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion|
|Agency:||Department of Energy (DOE)|
Better Buildings aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade. This means saving billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency. The Energy Department is currently pursuing strategies within 4 interrelated key areas to catalyze change and investment in energy efficiency:
Better Buildings Accelerators are designed to demonstrate specific innovative policies and approaches, which will accelerate investment in energy efficiency upon successful demonstration. Initiated under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan in 2013, each Accelerator is a targeted, short term, partner-focused activity designed to address persistent barriers that stand in the way of greater efficiency.
Current accelerators include:
Better Buildings Alliance - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Better Buildings Alliance to bring together leaders from the nation’s commercial building industry to share and advance solutions in energy efficiency. Through the Alliance, building owners, operators, and managers in different market sectors voluntarily work with DOE’s network of research and technical experts to develop and deploy innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions that lead to advanced technologies, more profitable businesses, and better buildings. There are now more than 200 companies and organizations in the alliance representing more than 10 billion square feet of real estate. These partners have identified and implemented a variety of energy efficiency solutions and achieved substantial energy savings in their buildings.
Better Buildings Challenge - Leading CEOs and executives of U.S. companies, universities, school districts, multifamily organizations, and state and local government are taking the Better Buildings Challenge and committing to reduce the energy used across their building portfolios by 20 percent or more over ten years and transparently showcase the solutions they use and the results they achieve to help spur billions in new investment and savings in commercial buildings, multifamily housing, and industrial plants.
|25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:||Buildings|
Last modified: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:03:09 CET