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Interior Lighting Campaign Saves Awardees More than $13.2 Million
DOE recognized 13 partner organizations for their exemplary performance in energy-efficiency interior lighting practices. Together they achieved significant savings by upgrading almost 600,000 troffer lighting systems to high-efficiency systems.

BTO’s Commercial Buildings Integration program seeks to advance a range of innovative building technologies and solutions, to produce significant energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions and save businesses money. CBI partners with a diverse set of stakeholders to produce simple, straightforward, intuitive and actionable resources, strategies and tools to be shared through ongoing industry engagement and innovative programming. Research partnerships and pilots help CBI gain industry perspective, connect, develop and disseminate technical expertise, access laboratory and testing infrastructure; and recognize, validate and collaborate with market leaders.

From technology research to tax incentives information, to evaluation tools and workforce development, CBI works across multiple disciplines to help U.S. businesses save energy, time and money. Learn more about CBI, meet the Team, and see the program’s full activity list.

CBI's Project Portfolio

High Impact Technology Catalyst
HIT Catalyst supports demonstration, validation, technical-economic analysis, and documentation of energy efficiency technologies and solutions.
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Zero Energy Buildings
Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite.
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Asset Score
Asset Score is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical energy-efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings.
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Building Energy Data
Building energy data standards and tools help decision makers to collect, manage and analyze data about building energy performance.
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Design and Decision Support Guides
CBI works with industry partners and BTO's Codes Program to develop guidance for achieving energy efficiency in commercial building projects.
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Commercial Buildings Partnerships
The Commercial Buildings Integration program engages market leaders to accelerate adoption of energy-saving technologies and practices.
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Workforce Development & Training
DOE facilitates the development of workforce guidance in career fields considered key to achieving the highest levels of building energy efficiency.
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Uptake: The CBI Blog

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Releases Draft Toolkits for Commercial Buildings
The toolkits provide step-by-step information on the technology packages from project applicability checklists to operations and maintenance manuals.
February 6, 2020
Better Buildings Adds New Resources to Help Institutions Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements
The U.S. Department of Energy released a new Better Buildings Initiative resource, the Healthcare Financing Primer.
September 11, 2019
New Advanced Energy Design Guide Published for High Performance Offices
ASHRAE has released the "Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy."
June 25, 2019
New DOE Research Strengthens Business Case for Building Commissioning
Building commissioning remains a cost-effective way to improve the operation of your building while lowering energy use and mitigating other risks.
May 2, 2019