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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 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 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 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 6, 2014
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Building Energy Code Compliance Rates

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has awarded $6 million to fund projects that will investigate whether investing in education, training, and outreach programs can produce a significant change in residential building code compliance rates.

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 15, 2014
Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

July 10, 2014
Building Science Corporation worked with Transformations, Inc., on a subdivision of super-insulated homes that earned HERS scores of 35 before adding solar PV.
Building America Update – July 10, 2014

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

July 2, 2014
Harry Bergmann (first from right) helped the Xenergy team from the University of California at Santa Barbara win two Better Buildings Case Competition awards. Harry is now working as a project manager for The Energy Coalition.
4 Questions for a Better Buildings Case Competition Student Participant: Harry Bergmann

Meet Harry Bergmann, recent graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara find out how the Better Buildings Case Competition helped him prepare for his new career in the clean energy sector.

July 1, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, 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.

June 26, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Teaching Energy in Post-Secondary Education, Energy Efficiency in Restaurants, 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.

June 24, 2014
Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition was a judge in the Better Buildings Case Competition. | Photo courtesy of Marc Costa
4 Questions for a Better Buildings Case Competition Judge: Marc Costa of the Energy Coalition

Meet Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition and find out how the Better Buildings Case Competition can serve as a recruiting tool for energy organizations.

June 20, 2014
Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

The Energy Department yesterday recognized Atlanta for its progress and leadership in meeting a citywide goal to improve the energy performance of its buildings by 20% by 2020.

June 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Net Metering for Tribes, and More

EERE webinars for June and July cover energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and training for the clean energy workforce.

June 13, 2014
Better Buildings Summit: Partners Highlight Solutions, Innovations, and Opportunities

Find out how organizations throughout America are improving the economy and the environment through energy efficiency.

June 13, 2014
Energy Department Invests More Than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

The Energy Department today announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development.