U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Better Buildings Federal Award
The Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the Federal Government's highest-performing buildings through a competition to reduce annual energy use intensity (Btu per square foot of facility space) on a year-over-year basis. The Federal building that achieves the greatest percentage energy intensity savings for that year wins.
The 2013 competition is on! Track the competition on the chart below. Click on the building name to see its individual progress. For highlights on each building, click the cards below.
Track the Competition
Energy Use Intensity
Click the building name to highlight its trajectory. Roll over the dots to see each building's percentage of energy intensity reduction (Btu per square foot) over time. The Y axis represents the percentage of energy intensity from a common baseline of 0%, recorded on September 2012. The X axis represents the month and year the data was collected.
* Awaiting current data updates.
For criteria used to select the finalists, see 2013 Competition Guidelines for Entering.
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Contact Jennifer McCain at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-586-1573, for more information.