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July 2020

System Retrofit Trends in Commercial Buildings

Commercial building retrofits present a prime opportunity to improve building energy efficiency, and numerous industry and policy stakeholders are increasingly pushing for these retrofits to happen. However, a recent study by the U.S.

Efficiency Tool for Energy Retrofits is Released

Release of "beta" Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER)

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) announced the release of the beta Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) ( to the public today.

The easy-to-use, open-source BETTER tool allows building owners and managers to rapidly convert readily-available monthly building energy consumption data into specific, recommendations for improvement.

June 2020

High-Performance Windows to Benefit Low-Income California Communities

A grant of nearly $2 million was recently awarded to install energy-saving, thin-glass triple-pane windows in low-income communities in California. Thanks to years of investment and support from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Department of Energy (DOE), this project will work with industry partners to deploy superior windows in California homes.