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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 Building Integration program’s research, development, and evaluation helps advance a range of innovative building technologies and solutions, paving the way for high performing buildings that could use 50-70% less energy than typical buildings. Through competitive solicitations, such as Cooperative Agreements, CBI works with industry, small businesses, academia, the national labs and other entities to advance energy efficiency solutions and technologies for commercial buildings. From research projects to tax incentives information, to analysis tools and workforce development, CBI works across multiple disciplines to help U.S. businesses save energy, time and money. To learn more about the CBI program, see the program’s full activity list. Additionally, learn more about how you and your organization can Take Action to Save Energy.

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 through ...
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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 efficient in different 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
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Uptake: The CBI Blog

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
Supporting Small Business Growth through Energy Improvements
Often located in small- to medium-sized buildings, small businesses face a common barrier to maximizing economic growth – energy costs.
March 28, 2018