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How to Join Better Plants

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan poses with Better Plants Partner representatives at the 2013 Better Plants Recognition Ceremony.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan poses with Better Plants Partner representatives at the 2013 Better Plants Recognition Ceremony.

Better Plants Logo.jpgJoining Better Plants is easy!

Any company in the U.S. manufacturing sector or large energy user organizations can join Better Plants, regardless of size or level of energy management expertise. Partners set ambitious energy efficiency goals and champion continuous improvement in energy management throughout their operations.

Companies joining Better Plants:

  • Sign a voluntary agreement to reduce energy intensity by 25% over ten years organization-wide
  • Develop an energy use baseline and track the change in energy intensity
  • Designate an energy manager
  • Report energy data, number of facilities involved, and progress each year.

To join companies, sign a 2-page partnership agreement form and designate a point of contact. The form should be signed by the CEO or a senior executive.

Contact BetterPlants@ee.doe.gov for further information.

Better Plants Challenge Logo.jpgJOIN THE BETTER PLANTS CHALLENGE

Over 20 leading manufacturers have stepped up to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the industrial component of the Better Buildings Challenge – a national, multi-sector energy efficiency leadership initiative. Better Plants Challenge Partners provide added transparency around their market-leading strategies, actions, and results to help other organizations replicate their success. Their exceptional efforts are eligible for enhanced recognition from DOE.