Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative that asks building owners, developers, and managers to make a public commitment to energy efficiency. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Federal Government is partnering with leaders that have committed to cutting energy waste across their portfolios, and providing their energy savings data and strategies as models for others to follow.

On December 3, 2013, the Administration expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to include multifamily housing. Already, more than 87 multifamily organizations, representing over 250 million square feet and impacting roughly 270,000 households, have made energy commitments through the Better Buildings Challenge. These leading multifamily organizations have committed to:

  • Conduct an energy efficiency assessment of their building portfolio and pledge an organization-wide energy savings goal of at least 20% within 10 years
  • Take action by showcasing energy efficiency projects and implementation models
  • Report results by sharing energy performance data that demonstrates success

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