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Better Buildings

In the Better Buildings Initiative, more than 900 commercial, public, industrial, and residential organizations share their proven energy efficiency strategies and help others realize their potential for energy efficiency. Through Better Buildings, DOE works across key building sectors to advance energy efficiency and decarbonization in the built environment. People can explore the different building sectors such as as Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Higher Education, and Local Government.

Provided within the links for these sectors are progress reports, facts sheets, case studies, webinars, online library/resources, information on how to enter the partnerships, and other useful information. Browsers can learn about different ways to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in buildings that they own or occupy. The Navigator on this website helps users secure financing that works for them.

The website allows people to find information by these topics: Solution, Financing, Decarbonization, Resilience, Renewables, Combined Heat and Power(CHP), and/or COVID-19. Users can search for programs, partners, and other initiatives. They can also attend events and webinars the website provides access to.

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The Resilience Calendar

  • Electric School Buses: Maximize Savings with EPA Funding and Charge Management
    Date: June 5, 2023

    A discussion on electric school bus funding and charging management. Learn how your school can benefit from electric school buses!

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  • National Resilience Listening Session
    Date: June 6, 2023

    Join FEMA for one of Their resilience listening sessions and contribute to the development of national resilience guidance.

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  • ACORE Finance Forum
    Date: June 7, 2023

    The ACORE Finance Forum returns to New York City on June 7-8, 2023. This year, leaders from across the renewable transaction landscape will assess risk mitigation amidst uncertainties regarding IRA implementation, inflation, permitting challenges and…

  • ULI Virginia: 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Engaging Communities In Shaping Their Futures
    Date: June 8, 2023

    Engaging Communities In Shaping Their Futures

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