The Energy Department announced today that Better Buildings Challenge partners, as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, are on track to meet their energy performance goals in their second year, saving approximately $100 million a year.

“Better Buildings Challenge partners exemplify leadership in energy efficiency by creating innovative strategies to save energy, water and money across a range of industries,” says energy secretary Ernest Moniz. “Whether it’s investing in new technology or implementing rewards programs with employees, Better Buildings partners are not only creating cutting edge approaches to energy efficiency, but they are also sharing their successes with the marketplace.”

The Department also announced that 26 new partners and seven financial allies–including Wal-Mart, General Mills, City of San Diego, Jonathan Rose Companies, Hannon Armstrong and Enterprise Community Partners–have committed to improving energy efficiency across more than a billion square feet of building space. The aforementioned partners have shared results from more than 70 showcase projects and 40 implementation models, describing their successful approaches to help others follow their lead.