Better Buildings Challenge SWAP 1 | Ep. 3 | "The Unveil"

Smart energy management is key to running energy efficient buildings. In Episode Three of Better Buildings Challenge SWAP (http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter....), brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton and Whole Foods Market share their energy audit findings and offer energy management solutions. Watch as they make their recommendations for saving energy, what they learned, and what they plan to implement in their facilities moving forward.

Hear what the Hilton Worldwide team had to say about daylight harvesting, VFD controls, and recapturing and preconditioning building exhaust and Whole Foods Market suggestions for live modeling for mechanical systems, LED retrofits, and refrigerator door gaskets and strip curtains. Watch bonus footage and hear from the teams about the importance of tracking and measurement [], and from Maria Vargas on the importance of leadership [].

The Better Buildings Challenge SWAP is a three episode web series ( that follows two industry giants at the top of their game in energy efficiency as their energy teams swap buildings and uncover energy savings at each other’s San Francisco properties.

Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for 50% of our nation’s primary energy use and cost about $400 billion annually to power/operate. The Better Buildings Challenge is aimed at achieving the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-sector leaders across the country to save energy through commitments and investments. More than 285 organizations are partnering with the Energy Department to achieve 20 percent portfolio-wide energy savings and share successful strategies that maximize efficiency over the next decade. Across the country, partners have shared energy data for more than 32,000 properties and are reporting energy savings of 20 percent or more at 4,500 properties, and 10 percent or more at 12,000 properties.

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