Better Buildings Accelerators

Develop and test a unique building identifier (UBID) that enables spatial tagging to reduce the barriers to and cost of joining different building datasets.
Develop plans to identify funding that will lead to expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables in low-to-moderate income communities.
Develop plans for communities to capitalize on CHP’s strengths as a reliable, high efficiency, lower emissions electricity and heating/cooling source for critical infrastructure.
Data Centers Accelerators
Reduce the infrastructure energy intensity of one or more data centers by 25 percent over a period of five years.
Energy Data Accelerators
Local governments joined with their local utilities to develop technical solutions that expand building owners' access to whole-building energy usage data for benchmarking.
Catalyze public-sector energy efficiency investments of $2 billion from January 2013 to December 2016 through the use of innovative and best-practice approaches to ESPC.
A collaborative effort making energy-related information more available to home buyers and sellers in real estate transactions through multiple listing services and reports.
Minimize program costs while improving and expanding savings through use of information technology and adoption of common data standards to streamline data exchange.
Utilities and administrators are deploying SEP programs across their service territories and manufacturers are implementing SEP across a corporation or multiple plants.
Outdoor Lighting Accelerators
Accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes.
Partners will validate that installation times and total project costs for pre-engineered, technically-validated packaged CHP systems can be reduced by 20% or more.
Smart Labs Accelerators
Universities, federal agencies, national labs, hospitals, and corporations commit to advancing strategies that rapidly improve energy efficiency in laboratory buildings.
State, regional, and local agencies work to improve the energy efficiency of water resource recovery facilities by at least 30% on their path to more sustainable infrastructure.
Partners demonstrate how to plan for and develop Zero Energy Districts, which are designed to maximize energy efficiency and use renewable energy at a district scale.
Zero Energy Schools Accelerators
States and school districts will work together to develop a road map for zero energy schools.