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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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  • Integrating Nature-Based Solutions for Effective Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshop
    Date: May 23, 2024
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    This workshop will empower you with an understanding of the vital importance of hazard mitigation planning and equip you with the knowledge to engage in the planning process and effectively advocate for nature-based solutions.

  • Resiliency Academy
    Date: May 28, 2024
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    Tools for Climate and Hazard Mitigation Planning

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  • FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break Webinars
    Date: May 29, 2024
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    May meeting: Ensuring Equitable Outcomes Through Hazard Mitigation Planning

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  • REGENERATION SERIES: Buildings
    Date: May 29, 2024
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    Leaders in Energy's Regeneration series is based on the book “Regeneration: Ending the climate crisis in one generation” by Paul Hawken & its corresponding website.  Both show how individuals, groups, and organizations can make…

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