Builders Minimizing Carbon Footprint Through Better Buildings Initiative

Through the Better Buildings Initiative, residential and commercial builders are committed to pursuing energy, waste and water reduction goals to improve energy efficiency.

According to a 2022 report, the program has saved participants more than $15 billion since its inception and avoided 155 million metric tons of carbon emissions — equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 20 million homes each year. Decarbonizing America’s building sector is a key part of President Biden’s plan to reach a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

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