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How the DOE's Better Buildings Challenge is Pushing Deep Decarbonization

November 10, 2014

On paper, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge is rather modest. Gently push U.S. industrial and commercial building owners to commit to cutting energy consumption 20 percent or more over 10 years — a very small drop in the global carbon bucket. But the program is turning out to be much more transformative, by driving building owners to reach for deep decarbonization goals rather than just the low-hanging fruit.

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