Better Buildings Challenge
Multifamily Sector

The Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) is a voluntary leadership initiative that asks multifamily property owners and managers to make a commitment to improving the energy and water efficiency of their property portfolios by 20% over 10 years and to share their annual progress and lessons learned with the public. The Federal Government provides support to BBC Partners in overcoming obstacles on their journeys and highlights their good work.

Each BBC Partner commits to:

  • Conduct an energy/water efficiency assessment of their property portfolio and pledge an organization-wide energy/water savings goal of at least 20% within 10 years
  • Publish two short case studies, showcasing an energy/water efficiency project and an organization-wide implementation model
  • Report results annually by sharing energy/water performance data that demonstrates success

Visit DOE's websites to:

Learn more about the Better Buildings Challenge, in general

View the BBC Multifamily Sector subpage

Access the wide-range of case studies from BBC Partners in the Better Buildings Challenge Solution Center

Learn more about the Better Buildings Financing Navigator, a tool to explore financing options

Visit HUD's websites to:

Learn more about BBC Multifamily Sector eligibility, commitment, and incentives

Check out the current list of Multifamily Partners

Request Technical Assistance from HUD as a current BBC Multifamily Sector Partner

Access HUD’s Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Tools and Resources

NewEnergy and Water Efficiency Resources

Access technical resources, policy guidance, planning tools, and other resources to improve the energy and water performance of your multifamily housing portfolio.

News and Announcements

BBC Multifamily June Newsletter: BBC Goal Achievers! Key Announcements. The 2019 Better Buildings Summit Multifamily Agenda
Date Posted: June 12, 2019

BBC Multifamily May Newsletter: Key Announcements, San Francisco Site Visit, and Partner Successes
Date Posted: May 6, 2019

DOE and HUD Recognize Leaders in Energy Efficiency: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Mercy Housing
Date Posted: April 15, 2019

Archived News and Announcements

2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

Featured Resources

Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit

HUD's Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit

Energy and Water Efficiency Resources

Energy and Water Efficiency Resources

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Sign Up to be a BBC Multifamily Sector Partner

To sign up to be a BBC Multifamily Sector Partner, email Julia Hustwit.

Events and Training

Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series

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