Green Building United builds on this increased awareness around energy use, supporting energy efficiency in the building sector with trainings on behavior change, improved operations, and strategic capital investments.
Reductions in energy consumption result in lowered costs and carbon emissions, creating a healthier and more prosperous city.
The Hub is a searchable database of energy efficiency and sustainability companies that provide services throughout Green Building United's region.
Whether you're interested in energy benchmarking assistance for your commercial building or a residential home energy audit, this database connects users to the appropriate green providers to meet their project needs.
Sustainable service providers are encouraged to list their businesses in the database.
The Hub has recently been updated to create a more user-friendly interface to thanks to the generous support of City Energy Project
Green Building United provides building operator trainings to operations and maintenance staff, building management, and offsite contractors. The course offerings teach participants how to operate buildings more efficiently to save energy and to reduce operating costs.
The Energy Reduction Race, organized by Green Building United and the Office of Sustainability in 2015, challenged commercial buildings to reduce their energy usage by 5% over the year-long competition. Forty of Philadelphia's largest commercial buildings joined the competition to reduce their energy usage. In total, 8492 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalen carbon emissions were avoided, the equivalent of 917 homes' energy use for one year.