Better Buildings Alliance Project Teams

Photo of the exterior of a Walmart store at dusk with parking lot lights illuminated.

The BBA Lighting and Electrical Project Team, including industry partners such as Walmart, helped develop a parking lot lighting specification that provides information about light fixture performance and how a site should be lighted to positively impact energy use, aesthetics, branding, and customer safety.
Credit: Walmart

The Better Buildings Alliance (BBA) members, Building Technologies Office (BTO) representatives, and engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories work together on Project Teams to develop solutions that will reduce energy use for commercial building owners and operators. You may participate in any of these Project Teams if you are a BBA member. If you are not a member, join BBA now.

Visit each Project Team's Web page to view information about current initiatives and resources:

  • Lighting and Electrical—Indoor and outdoor lighting including related sensors and controls

  • Space Conditioning—Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and related sensors and controls

  • Plug and Process Loads—Plug-in equipment that is unrelated to general lighting, heating, ventilation, cooling, and water heating

  • Refrigeration—New refrigeration systems and components, including display cases, coolers and freezers, compressor systems, and controls

  • Food Service—New commercial food service/food preparation equipment

  • Laboratories—Laboratory facilities, with a focus on cost-effective measures including operational best practices and specifications for more efficient equipment

  • Market Transformation—Financing mechanisms, incentives, model owner-occupant arrangements, and workforce development.

You may also review the technical specifications developed by BBA Project Teams that are now available for all commercial building owners, operators, and suppliers to use.