Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the organization’s Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG).
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the efforts of 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge have led to a combined 240 trillion Btu and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings.
Six Wendy's franchisees join the Better Buildings Challenge
September 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized The Wendy’s® Co. and one of its franchisees, Wendco Group, for their partnership in the Better Buildings Challenge and for leadership in energy efficiency.
Program saves $1.3 billion in energy costs, prevents 10 million tons of harmful carbon emissions
June 6, 2016
There are now 310 Better Buildings Challenge partners who are set to achieve goals of at least 20 percent energy reduction within 10 years. Together they represent 34,000 buildings and facilities, 4.2 billion square feet of commercial space, and $5.5 billion dollars in energy-efficiency investments.
Office tower One Orlando Centre is expected to save nearly 18 percent in energy costs
March 17, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the city of Orlando, Florida, and Parkway Properties for their leadership in improving energy efficiency across a combined 20 million square feet of building space by 20 percent within 10 years.
Quick-service restaurant company commits to reduce energy use and improve environmental footprint
February 11, 2016
The Wendy’s Co. announced it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge with a commitment to reduce energy consumption in U.S. company-owned restaurants by 20 percent per transaction by 2025.
Arby’s has committed to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years
November 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge program recognized Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. for its leadership in energy efficiency and 38 percent energy savings at its flagship restaurant in Atlanta.
New Better Buildings Accelerators focus on home energy improvement
June 12, 2015
To further advance energy efficiency in buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is launching two new Better Buildings Accelerators to help American families improve the efficiency of their homes.
Certification Will Be Recognized by DOE Through its Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines
March 31, 2015
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has announced its new Commissioning Process Certified Professional Program. The NEBB Commissioning Process Certified Professional (CX-PC) certification will be U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized.
Guidelines Provide a National Framework for Certification
March 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have announced new Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. The guidelines, developed with feedback from industry experts, are designed to enhance and streamline commercial building workforce training and certification programs.