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U.S. Department of Energy: White House Announces Better Buildings Results and New Partnerships


Washington, D.C. — Jan. 29, 2016 — The White House with the Energy Department recently released a Fact Sheet, profiling how the actions of its Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator partners are leading to a historic expansion of whole-building energy data access to building owners by 2017 — significantly increasing opportunities for building energy benchmarking. 

Also announced were new partnerships with cities, states, and companies aimed at finding new ways to use energy data and put it to work to create a cleaner, healthier, and more energy-efficient America. 

To read the full White House Fact Sheet, click here. To learn more about Energy Data Accelerator Partner Accomplishments and Results, click here.

The announcements build on commitments made by 285 organizations representing nearly 4 billion square feet since the Obama administration launched the president's Better Buildings program in 2011. The program’s mission is to partner with the Energy Department to improve energy efficiency 20 percent by 2020, and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency deployment over the next decade. These new commitments from cities, school districts, and businesses like Nike and Wendy’s will help cut waste in America's buildings, saving energy and money and reducing pollution.


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