New Better Building Challenge Partners Pledge to Cut Energy Use

January 30th, 2015 by Editor

The Energy Department announced this week that more than 20 new partners have pledged to improve energy efficiency in their buildings by 20 percent over the next ten years.

These companies, schools and government organizations represent structures that span more than 70 million square feet of office space. Facebook, Bank of America, Arby’s and CKE Restaurants (the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.) are among the firms participating in the program.

“The Better Buildings Challenge partners announced today are demonstrating leadership in a variety of industries, bringing greater energy efficiency to American restaurants, data centers, multifamily housing developments and cities across the country,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “Joining hundreds of other organizations, these new partners are taking action to save money by saving energy, while also cutting carbon pollution and creating jobs.”

The Better Buildings Challenge is a key part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which seeks to double American energy productivity by 2030 while pushing corporate and public-sector leaders to reduce energy consumption. More than 250 organizations are working with the Department of Energy to reach those goals. Across the country, Better Buildings Challenge projects are in place at more than 9,000 facilities, with more than 2,100 buildings improving efficiency by least 20 percent, and another 4,500 by at least 10 percent.

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