Solar Makes Buildings Better
Creating “Better Buildings” With Solar Energy; A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.
June 12, 2017 (U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative via Facility Executive)
“While renewable energy can be a costly capital investment, businesses and organizations are opening up their wallets to secure more reliable and affordable sources of energy for their buildings and facilities. Solar energy has seen dramatic reductions in cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy produced over the past few years, and with solar energy’s levelized cost of electricity down from 27 cents in 2010 to seven cents in 2016, solar power has grown into an attractive energy option…As more companies and organizations see the successes of their efforts to reduce the energy used within their buildings and plants (upgrading lighting, water heating, and space conditioning systems, with more efficient options), they are looking at what’s next. And often, that’s when renewables come in as a viable option to supplement energy needs and enhance the energy performance of commercial buildings, industrial plants, or education facilities…Through the Better Buildings Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy is working across industries to provide guidance and to document effective approaches for installing renewable technologies including solar, wind, and geothermal…” click here for more