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Better Buildings Challenge SWAP: Season 3

Posted by Infra on Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cities and local communities play an integral role in driving energy efficiency throughout the United States. The cities of Atlanta and Boston are energy efficiency leaders, achieving great success in energy saving and energy management creating energy efficient buildings in their cities, both municipal and commercial. Can the two cities; both on the east coast but with completely different climates help each other think differently about ways to save energy? How will the City of Atlanta do as they conduct an energy audit of one of the most vulnerable cities to climate change? In Episode One of the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP 3 (http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter….), brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, watch the team from Atlanta conduct an energy audit at Boston’s Central Library at Copley Square and Joseph Casazza Public Works Facility. Follow along as the City of Atlanta learns about the City of Boston’s solar panels and LED street light projects.

Energy audits provide opportunities to save energy, no matter how energy efficient the buildings might already be. Can the City of Boston provide a fresh perspective to the City of Atlanta with additional energy saving opportunities? In Episode Two of the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP 3 (http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter….), brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, watch the team from Boston conduct an energy audit of Atlanta’s buildings. Follow along to see what energy efficiency opportunities they can find at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest passenger airport and the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant where all the city’s drinking water is treated.

Sharing best practices for smart energy management and implementing strategies and processes are key to driving energy efficiency in cities, communities, and throughout the country. In Episode Three of the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP 3 (http://betterbuildingssolutioncenter….), brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Cities of Atlanta and Boston share their energy audit findings and offer ideas for saving energy. Hear what the tips and recommendations from each city and find out what takeaways the cities have from visiting each other’s facilities and what they plan to implement moving forward.

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