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 efficiency of their property portfolios by 20 percent 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:

  • Pledge an organization-wide energy savings goal of at least 20 percent within 10 years
  • Publish 2 short case studies, showcasing an energy efficiency project and an organization-wide implementation model
  • Report results annually by sharing energy performance data that demonstrates success

*Partners are strongly encouraged to consider making a pledge to reduce portfolio-wide water consumption as well.


BBC Partner Success Stories

Crossroad Gardens in Sacramento, CA

Battery Park Senior Apartments in Asheville, NC


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 benefits

Review the eligibility requirements and enrollment process for the BBC Management Add-On Fee Incentive

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 Webinar and Workshops: Roadmap to 20% Energy Savings – A Quantitative Tool to Plan your Strategy
Date Posted: February 7, 2018

BBC Multifamily Newsletter – January 2018
Date Posted: January 29, 2018

BBC Multifamily Newsletter – November 2017
Date Posted: November 20, 2017

Archived News and Announcements


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Sign Up to be a BBC Multifamily Sector Partner

To sign up to be a BBC Multifamily Sector Partner, email Josh Geyer.

Featured Resources

Energy and Water Efficiency Resources

HUD's Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Toolkit


Events and Training

Multifamily Utility Benchmarking Webinar Series

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