Better Buildings Alliance
Commercial buildings—our offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and stores—consume nearly 20% of all energy used in the United States. We spend more than $200 billion each year to power our country's commercial buildings. Unfortunately, much of this energy and money is wasted; a typical commercial building could save 20% on its energy bills simply by commissioning existing systems so they operate as intended. Energy efficiency is a cost-effective way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve competitiveness.
Through the Better Buildings Alliance (BBA), members in different market sectors work with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) exceptional network of research and technical experts to develop and deploy innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions that lead to better technologies, more profitable businesses, and better buildings in which we work, shop, eat, stay, and learn. Join BBA today to start saving energy in your commercial buildings
The 2012 Annual Report reviews BBA accomplishments for the year, highlights examples of members in action, and outlines plans for the current year. Read the March 2013 newsletter for information about Better Buildings updates, opportunities, project team and member highlights, as well as featured news and resources.
BBA members control more than 9 billion ft2 and represent approximately 20% of the total U.S. floor space in their respective sectors. BBA is comprised of subgroups focusing on the following areas:
- Retail, Food Service, and Grocery Sectors - Read the 2012 annual report.
- Commercial Real Estate and Hospitality Sectors - Read the 2012 annual report.
- Healthcare Sector - Read the 2012 annual report.
- Higher Education Sector - Read the 2012 annual report.
- Lighting and Electrical
- Space Conditioning
- Plug and Process Loads
- Food Service
- Market Transformation.