02 Dec '11, 9pm

Schneider, 3M, GE Among Dozens to Join Obama's Energy Efficiency Push

Schneider, 3M, GE Among Dozens to Join Obama's Energy Efficiency Push

In a $4-billion push for energy efficiency improvements to federal and private sector buildings, President Obama's Better Building Challenge promises long-term energy savings with no up-front costs to building owners. Through a Presidential Memorandum, Obama has committed $2 billion to energy upgrades of federal buildings, as well as announced $2 billion of private capital commitments for energy efficiency projects of existing building stock. The building performance upgrades hope to make American buildings 20 percent more efficient by 2020 and will account for efficiency improvements in more than 1.6 billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, and school buildings. Launched in February, the Better Buildings Challenge is sponsored by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and is designed to reduce energy bills for American businesses by $40 billion a...

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