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Better Buildings Federal Award 2012 Competition

The Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the Federal Government's highest-performing buildings through a competition to reduce annual energy use intensity (Btu per square foot of facility space) on a year-over-year basis. The Federal building that achieves the greatest percentage energy intensity savings for that year wins.

2012 Competition

Thank you to all the participants of the 2012 Better Buildings Federal Award competition and congratulations to this year's winner, the U.S. Department of Interior's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility! The building achieved an impressive 53.6% reduction in building energy intensity over its September 2011 baseline.

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Contact Jennifer McCain at 202-586-1573 for more information.