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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.

June 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, 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 9, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Energy Efficiency Financing Publication Available through SEE Action Network

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to achieve all cost effective energy efficiency, recently published a new report that provides an overview of the current state of on-bill lending programs with actionable insights for consideration by state policymakers, utility regulators and program administrators.

June 5, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes, 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. View this week's webinars.

May 30, 2014
DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Linear (T8) LED Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.3, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.3 details a set of life-cycle cost simulations that compared a two-lamp troffer using LED lamps (38W total power draw) or fluorescent lamps (51W total power draw) over a 10-year study period.

May 29, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the 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.

May 28, 2014
The Buildings Performance Database contains actual data on over 750,000 existing buildings—not modeled data or anecdotal evidence.
White House Highlights Two Energy-Slashing, Open Data Initiatives

Editor's Note: The below is an excerpt from the White House fact sheet on Energy Datapalooza, an event that brings together innovators and entrepreneurs who are using open data to advance a secure, clean energy future. The White House highlighted two Building Technologies Office platforms that are enabling building owners, contractors, and policymakers to improve building energy performance.

May 22, 2014
With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals can create customized field kits that can be stored on their mobile devices and taken to job sites. | Illustration by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App

With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals will have access to accurate, reliable, and expert information anytime and everywhere.

May 21, 2014
The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) "house party" initiative was one of several innovative models proven by the more than 40 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners to create demand for home energy upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Dan Olson, EI2
Q&A: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 100,000 home and business owners save energy, live more comfortably, and reduce their utility bills through building energy upgrades. Learn more about the program and find out how you can participate.

May 21, 2014
Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings, Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced today that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.

May 15, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, 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. View this week's webinars.

May 14, 2014
Four SBIR Grants Awarded for Solid-State Lighting Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology:

May 9, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

These standards combined will help reduce harmful carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons – equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 21 million homes – and save businesses $26 billion on utility bills through 2030.

May 8, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, 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. View this week's webinars.

May 6, 2014
Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

The Energy Department today honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings.

May 1, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar, 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. View this week's webinars.

April 29, 2014
Inspiring and Building the Next Generation of Residential Energy Professionals

Energy Department's Challenge Home Student Design Competition aims to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs to design homes that meet requirements for zero energy ready performance that are affordable and market-ready.

April 29, 2014
Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes

To help cut energy waste and improve U.S. energy productivity, the Energy Department announced today the winners of the first Challenge Home Student Design Competition.

April 24, 2014
Jump-Starting Zero Energy Home Design and Student Careers

A new Energy Department student competition moves sustainable home design forward while providing students with experience for clean energy careers.

April 23, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky 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.

April 21, 2014
Apply: Increase Residential Energy Code Compliance Rates (DE-FOA-0000953)
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Deadline: May 21, 2014
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of up to $6 million under the Building Energy Codes Program to to investigate whether investing in education, training, and outreach programs can produce a measurable significant change in single-family residential building code compliance rates.

April 16, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, 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. View this week's webinars.