Better Buildings, Better Plants SUMMIT - May 17-19 2022

Mark your calendars: the U.S. Department of Energy's next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will be May 17-19, 2022 in Arlington, VA. This event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts.

About the Summit:

This annual event is an opportunity for partners and key stakeholders to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy efficiency, decarbonization, and water and waste reduction.

There will be an industrial-focused track with interactive sessions like Choose Your Own Solution. Industrial-focused session topics will include: 

  • Challenge the Champions: An Energy-Management Face-Off
  • Industrial Decarbonization Round Robin
  • Best of the Betters: 2022 Better Project and Better Practice Winners
  • Choose Your Own Solution: Can You Decarbonize This Industrial Facility?

Other sessions that might be of interest to Better Pants partners:

  • Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: Integrating Circular Economy Principles into Waste Management
  • There Must Be Something In The Water: Lessons Learned From Water Savings Projects and Practices
  • Energy Efficient-She: Women Leaders in the Energy and Sustainability Industries Share Their Perspectives
  • Bonus Points: Adding Up the Non-Energy Benefits of Energy Efficiency

An industrial-focused agenda will be available closer to the Summit, but for now, review the agenda-at-a-glance here.

Choose Your Own Solution Sneak Peek:

The Choose Your Own Solution Summit session will discuss a series of commonly faced challenges and opportunities that partners may encounter as they navigate their decarbonization journey. Attendees will both collaborate and compete as they make decisions that will lead to their facilities' carbon reduction goals.

Learn more about the 2022 Summit

The Better Plants program works with leading U.S. manufacturers and wastewater treatment agencies to set ambitious energy, water, waste, and carbon reduction goals and commit to reducing energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all U.S. operations. By partnering with industry, the Better Plants program aims to help leading manufacturers boost efficiency, increase resilience, strengthen economic competitiveness, and reduce their carbon footprint through improvements in energy efficiency.