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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Mar 26, 2019
On March 25, DOE traveled to Goodyear, Arizona to recognize Better Buildings Alliance partner REI for its leadership in energy efficiency. Maria T. Vargas, Director of DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative, toured REI’s Distribution Center Showcase Project. REI has achieved significant energy savings...
by Sormeh Konjkav, Waypoint Energy; Marta Schantz, Waypoint Energy; Michael Deru, NREL; Cindy Zhu, DOE Fellow on May 09, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign Awards results announced at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) National Conference in early April. In addition to the successful Awards Luncheon, the Department of Energy (DOE) had an expanded presence at the...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 19, 2017
On December 12, representatives from DOE traveled to Shari’s Café & Pies in Lynnwood, Washington and to King County International Airport to recognize Shari’s and King County for their energy efficiency leadership. Shari’s Café & Pies is the first full-service restaurant to join the Better...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 01, 2017
Life Time, Healthy Way of Life, has significantly upgraded their RTU portfolio in recent years. With nearly 130 large, resort-like destinations, Life Time’s portfolio is growing quickly, with the majority of the healthy way of life company’s clubs now using high-efficiency units with cutting-edge...
by Allison Nozza, JDM on Nov 02, 2017
The Beat Blog recently told you about Cleveland Clinic’s new case study on Green Revolving Funds for Healthcare projects. Inspired by the growing interest in this funding mechanism, Better Buildings has compiled this excellent resource, and many others, into the Green Revolving Funds Toolkit....
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 13, 2017
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is inviting leading retail organizations with locations in New York City to join the NYC Carbon Challenge program. Started in 2007, the NYC Carbon Challenge is a groundbreaking public-private partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on May 30, 2017
The 2017 Better Buildings Summit brought nearly 1,000 of the nation's leading energy experts to Washington, D.C. May 15-17. Representatives from the Retail, Food Service, and Grocery (RFSG) sector came together in a number of different ways to share knowledge and insights from their store and...
by Monica Kanojia on Jun 14, 2016
Driving the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through efficiency projects in the retail sector can be difficult, particularly when many energy managers lack awareness of financing mechanisms available to them to fund their projects. To address this market barrier,...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on May 29, 2015
Amy Hargroves, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability for Sprint, picked 5 questions to answer. Sprint was recently honored as a goal achievers, for reaching 36 percent energy savings through the Better Buildings Challenge. If you could invent one energy-saving solution, what...
by Holly Carr on May 04, 2015
On Monday the Staples team hosted us at a fantastic energy event: An Eco-Treasure Hunt at their 1 million square foot Hagerstown, MD distribution center. The Eco-Treasure Hunt is a proven, effective model for discovering energy efficiency opportunities at an individual facility, while building...