Full Title: Working in Partnership for a Resilient and Innovative Energy Future: PROGRESS REPORT 2020
Author(s): Better Buildings
Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: June 11, 2020
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Improving energy, water, and waste efficiency is critical for our buildings, homes, and manufacturing plants. These are the places we live, learn, and work. Enabling American businesses and families to reduce their energy costs without compromising occupant comfort and needs is an enormous opportunity. Enhancing the resilience of our buildings to withstand extreme events and disasters, while at the same time driving great efficiency, is a benefit for occupants and owners alike. Energy-efficient, well-managed facilities provide a pathway for saving money and strengthening our communities.
Through the Better Buildings Initiative, market leaders are working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to set aggressive targets, reduce waste, and share successful solutions. Across the economy, DOE works with large and small public and private organizations to quantify what works and share expertise. They also continue to achieve deep energy and cost savings, with the 950+ private and public sector Better Buildings partners collectively saving nearly 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of energy since the start of the program. This amounts to a savings of nearly $11 billion and 105 million tons of CO2. Partners also have reduced their water use by more than 8.5 billion gallons.