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October 1, 2014
Version 8.2.0 of EnergyPlus is available for download from the popular social coding platform GitHub at <a href="https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlusRelease/releases" target="_blank">https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlusRelease/releases</a>
EnergyPlus Overcomes (Computer) Language Barrier

For the first 17 years of its existence, EnergyPlus was written in the FORTRAN programming language. Now, DOE is releasing EnergyPlus 8.2.0, the first version written in C++.

September 26, 2014
Request for Information: GSA Seeks Innovative Building Technologies

GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program aims to drive environmental performance in federal buildings and lead market transformation through early adoption and deployment of innovative building technologies.

September 25, 2014
One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA, Custom Builder, Grand Award Winner. | California prides itself on energy efficiency, so achieving the designation of first net zero energy new home builder in the state is an honor indeed.
Housing Innovation Awards Recognize Leadership in Residential Efficiency

Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. Constructing homes that sell and that continue to delight homeowners for years to come is a challenge.

Motivated, leading-edge builders are using innovative energy-saving solutions and strategies to differentiate themselves and their products by building zero energy-ready homes. These high-performance homes are so efficient they can offset most or all annual energy consumption with a simple renewable energy system, like solar.

September 23, 2014
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.

September 19, 2014
Notice of Intent: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation (DE-FOA-0001200)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 19, 2014
Notice of Intent: Deploying Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings (FOA-0001168)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 18, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Successful Project Financing Mechanisms, the High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 18, 2014
White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

September 11, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 10, 2014
Building America Update - September 11, 2014

This is the September 2014 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program newsletter, Building America Update, which offers the latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications.

September 8, 2014
Notice of Intent: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (DE-FOA-0001191)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 8, 2014
Notice of Intent: Building Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovations Technologies (DE-FOA-0001180)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 4, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 25, 2014
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Infrastructure Development

Top Innovations in this category include research results that have influenced codes and standards and improvements in education and the transaction process.

August 25, 2014
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Effective Guidance and Tools

Top Innovations in this category include tools, software, and guides that have significantly influenced or changed design or construction practices. These include practical, hands-on resources as well as technical energy analysis tools.

August 25, 2014
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House-as-a-System Business Case

Top Innovations in this category include profiles of Building America field research projects with production builders who have used a whole-house approach to achieve exceptional energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. These examples demonstrate that constructing high-performance homes make economic sense—for the builder, the consumer, the real estate professional, and the environment.

August 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 13, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 8, 2014
Building America Update – August 8, 2014

The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

August 1, 2014
Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Office at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Enclosures Program in Boston, MA.

July 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

July 29, 2014
Researchers demonstrate General Electric's magnetocaloric system. | Photo courtesy of General Electric
Using Magnets to Keep Cool: Breakthrough Technology Boosts Energy Efficiency of Refrigerators

New technology funded by the Energy Department has led to a major breakthrough in refrigeration systems that could yield big energy savings for consumers and greatly reduce carbon pollution.

July 24, 2014
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at an estimated cost of nearly $180 billion, and are responsible for 18 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

July 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

July 16, 2014
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Advanced Technologies and Practices

Top Innovations in this category encompass research in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope, HVAC components, ventilation, and health and safety issues.