Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers at the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit

August 23, 2018

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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners who achieved their energy productivity goals for 2018 and 26 partners who have set new Challenge goals after meeting their initial goals. Since the start of this voluntary program, Better Buildings Challenge partners together have saved $3.1 billion in energy-cost savings and 380 trillion British thermal units of energy.

Since the start of the program, more than 65 partners and financial allies have met their energy efficiency, water efficiency and/or financing goals ahead of schedule. Many of these goal achievers have publicly committed to new Challenge goals, demonstrating that continual energy efficiency improvement is possible even after sizable gains have already been made.

DOE recognizes the following partners for achieving the energy, water, and financial goals they set as partners in the Better Buildings Challenge:

  • Anthem, Inc (energy and water) – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Ascension (energy) – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (financial) – New York, New York
  • C. F. Martin & Co., Inc. (energy) – Nazareth, Pennsylvania
  • Citi (financial) – New York, New York
  • City of Chicago, Illinois (energy) – Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbia Association (energy) – Columbia, Maryland
  • EDF Renewables (financial) – San Diego, California
  • General Motors (energy) – Detroit, Michigan
  • Jersey City Housing Authority (energy) – Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Legrand (energy) – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Metrus Energy (financial) – San Francisco, California
  • New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (financial) – New York, New York
  • PACE Equity (financial) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Shari’s Café & Pies (water) – Beaverton, Oregon
  • Sol Systems (financial) – Washington, D.C.
  • State of North Carolina (energy)
  • Tower Companies (water) – Rockville, Maryland
  • UW Health (energy) – Middleton, Wisconsin

The following partners have met their goals previously and are being recognized today for setting new Challenge goals to achieve even greater energy and/or water efficiency:

  • 3M – 30% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Bank America Merrill Lynch – an additional $3 billion in funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Bentley Mills – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2024
  • Cardington Yutaka Technologies – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2029
  • Celanese – 15% reduction in energy intensity by 2020
  • Citi - $2.25 billion in funding committed for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • City of Hillsboro, OR – 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • City of West Palm Beach, FL – 15% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Enterprise Community Partners - $130 million in funding committed for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Hannon Armstrong - $1 billion in funding committed for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • HARBEC – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Havertys – 30% reduction in energy intensity by 2019
  • Legrand – 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Lennox International – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Metrus Energy - $175 million in funding committed for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Nissan North America – 15% reduction in energy intensity by 2022
  • River Trails School District 26, IL – 30% reduction in energy intensity by 2026
  • Schneider Electric – 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2028
  • Shorenstein Properties LLC – 40% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • TE Connectivity – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2024
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. – 20% reduction in energy intensity by 2026
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) – 17.5% reduction in energy intensity by 2020
  • University of California, Irvine – 40% reduction in energy intensity by 2020
  • UW Health – 34% reduction in energy intensity by 2027
  • Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority – 60% reduction in energy intensity by 2025
  • Volvo Group North America – 25% reduction in energy intensity by 2024

DOE aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next decade as part of the Better Buildings Initiative. Greater energy efficiency saves billions of dollars, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and creates U.S. jobs. More than 900 Better Buildings partners are sharing their innovative approaches and successful strategies to accelerate the adoption of energy efficient technologies.

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