NASA, Staples, eBay Accept Government’s Better Buildings Challenge

NASA, Staples, eBay Commit to Reducing Energy Use by 20 Percent

FedTech, October 14, 2014

The Social Security Administration (SSA), eBay and Michigan State University are among a growing number of organizations that have accepted the government’s challenge to reduce energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade.

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, corporations, school districts and universities, housing authorities and government agencies are receiving technical assistance from the Energy Department and proven solutions for boosting energy efficiency throughout their facilities. More than 200 organizations are participating in the challenge, according to Energy, which oversees the program.

Collectively, Better Buildings Challenge partners have upgraded more than 9,000 facilities. They improved efficiency by at least 20 percent for 2,100 of those buildings and 10 percent for another 4,500 buildings. The challenge launched in February 2011. (Read some of the success stories here.)

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