Full Title: Partnering to Share Pathways and Solutions: Progress Report 2023
Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: October 17, 2023
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Through the Better Buildings Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works with leaders across the nation to develop and deploy solutions that benefit our communities and our planet while strengthening our economy and increasing our competitiveness. Better Buildings partners are pursuing ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG), energy, water, and waste reduction goals, and sharing their proven solutions with the marketplace.
Since the start of the program, partners have collectively saved more than 3 quadrillion British thermal units (QBtu) of energy. This amounts to a savings of more than $18.5 billion. Partners have also reduced their carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by nearly 190 million metric tons, reduced their water use by more than 16 billion gallons, and diverted more than 1.8 million tons of waste from landfills. The work of Better Buildings partners impacts nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, and the benefits of their innovative efforts can be felt by almost all Americans in the places they learn, work, and gather together.