A cornerstone of Better Buildings is the Better Buildings Challenge, a leadership initiative calling on CEOs, university presidents, building owners, state and local government leaders, and residential housing developers to publicly pledge to reduce the energy use of their entire building portfolios. More than 345 leaders from diverse sectors have stepped up to the Challenge, representing over 4.4 billion square feet, 1,000 manufacturing plants, and $7 billion in financing investments.
Across the country, partners have shared energy data for more than 38,000 properties. This means partners are on track to meet energy savings goals, saving on average 2% each year or $1.9 billion since the program launched. As partners continue to meet their goals to save energy, they have also contributed more than 1,000 solutions including implementation models and showcase projects. These solutions are now available online to help other organizations implement their own energy efficiency projects.