Better Buildings aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next decade. This means saving hundreds of billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing GHG emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency. DOE is currently pursuing strategies within four interrelated key areas to catalyze change and investment in energy efficiency

President’s challenge to CEOs, university presidents, state and local government leaders and building owners help lead the country to 20% savings over ten years; 250 organizations spanning more than 3.5 billion sq. ft. of building space have taken this leadership challenge

Better Buildings,

Better Plants

Making Energy Efficiency Investment Easier
Clean Energy Workforce

Better Buildings


Better Buildings Challenge

More than 180 organizations representing 10 billion sq. ft. have joined this collaborative effort to develop high impact technical and market solutions for improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

150+ industrial companies representing 11% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint participate in this voluntary pledge to reduce energy intensity by 25% over 10 years.

Solar Power

With 20,000 homes scored to date, homeowners and homebuyers now understand how much energy a home is expected to use and provides suggestions for improving its energy efficiency. The energy produced by PV systems(Photovoltaic Systems) plays an important role.