Better Buildings Challenge Partners on track to reduce energy usage by 20% in 10 years

More than 1,000 proven solutions are now available on DOE web site.

May 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, on average, participants are improving energy efficiency by more than 2% per year.

This is in line with meeting energy savings goals of 20% over the next 10 years. Energy performance results for nearly 38,000 properties have been recorded to date.

Participants are contributing to the more than 1,000 proven solutions now available online in the Better Buildings Solution Center. “When partners share their energy and water savings strategies and results, they demonstrate their collective leadership by making it easier for others to replicate their success,” says a DOE news release.

Energy efficiency efforts have led to a reduction of a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings, DOE says. The results are summarized in the 2017 Better Buildings Progress Report.

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