Commercial Buildings Partnerships

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The Commercial Buildings Integration program engages market leaders to accelerate adoption of energy saving technologies and practices by the commercial buildings market and support development of new, integrated program models for building retrofit. CBI relies on these partners to test and refine resources, conduct real-world demonstrations, and facilitate the deployment of solutions to the market through peer sharing and exchange. DOE also recognizes business leaders nationally for their progress and success. Our six central partnership activities are the Better Buildings Challenge, Better Buildings Alliance, Better Buildings Accelerators, the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network, the Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation, and competitively-selected Cooperative Agreements projects.

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Better Buildings Challenge

Leading CEOs, university presidents, state and local government leaders, building owners, and multifamily organizations commit their organizations to saving energy, saving money, and showcasing the best energy saving strategies and their results. Learn more ►

Better Buildings Alliance

DOE and members from the commercial market are working to develop and deploy energy-saving technologies and solutions. The Alliance's 200+ members cover key market sectors: retail, food service, commercial real estate, hospitality, health care, higher education, and state and local building owners and managers. Learn more ►

Better Buildings Accelerators

Better Buildings Accelerators are designed to demonstrate specific innovative approaches in energy data, performance contracting, and utility strategic energy management, which upon successful demonstration will accelerate investment in energy efficiency. Learn more ►

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The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is a state and local effort facilitated by DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more  ►

The logo for the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation.

The Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (formerly the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub) is working to address the unique and complex challenges of building energy efficiency and to accelerate the Consortium’s national impact in the building retrofit market. Learn more  ►

Cooperative Agreements

The Building Technologies Office issues funding opportunities to advance energy efficiency solutions and technologies for commercial buildings. These competitive solicitations are typically open to industry, small businesses, academia, the national labs, and other entities. Learn more  ►