Slated to save approximately $100 million this year, the Better Buildings Challenge partners now include over 1 billion square feet of building space, according to the DOE.
“Whether it’s investing in new technology or implementing rewards programs with employees, Better Buildings partners are not only creating cutting edge approaches to energy efficiency, but they are also sharing their successes with the marketplace,” says Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
New partners include:
- General Motors commits 31 plants covering 84 million square feet.
- Hilton Worldwide commits its company-owned portfolio of 14 million square feet.
- MGM Resorts International commits 78 million square feet.
- City of San Diego, CA commits 9.5 million square feet.
- Towson University commits 5.5 million square feet campus-wide.
- University of Virginia commits 15 million square feet.
- Walmart commits 850 million square feet.
- Whole Foods Market commits close to 13 million square feet.
The Better Buildings Challenge to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency.