Thank you to all who participated in the 11th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 28-30 in Tampa, Florida. With passion, enthusiasm, and lots of new ideas, 200 attendees explored such topics as creating added value with intelligent lighting and using spectral control to shape the lighting experience. The workshop presentations and materials are now available.
The Energy Department recognized the City of Los Angeles, California, for its leadership in the Department's Better Buildings Challenge helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
President Obama focused on a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues in his State of the Union address, highlighting progress toward a "shift to a cleaner energy economy" and spotlighting solar energy and fuel efficiency.
Total DOE Funding: $14 million Deadline: April 21, 2014
This funding opportunity intends to advance innovative, energy-efficient technologies, approaches, and design tools for commercial and/or residential buildings. The funding opportunity covers two focus areas, Incubators and Frontiers (Innovations).
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that documents early challenges and lessons learned in the development of the SSL market. Entitled "Solid-State Lighting: Early Lessons Learned on the Way to Market," it summarizes ear
An article has been published in LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) that may be of interest to the solid-state lighting community. Entitled "Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors: Consequences of Current Design Practices for LEDs," the article was written by Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and discusses complications related to the lamp lumen depreciation (LLD) light loss factor and LEDs.
The Energy Department announced on January 9 its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Home Energy Score allows homebuyers to compare homes on an "apples-to-apples" basis and provides recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. In addition, homeowners and homebuyers receive a cost-saving estimate of how these improvements could reduce utility bills and improve a home's score.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 9 announced urban planning design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin develop greener designs, including the use of renewable energy technologies.
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.
As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new GATEWAY report entitled Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting. Recognizing that pedestrian lighting has different criteria for success than street and area lighting, GATEWAY followed t
As part of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program collaborated with the home performance industry to develop high-quality, nationally-recognized professional certification
The Energy Department has developed a new certification program for quality control inspectors, energy auditors, crew leaders, and retrofit installer technicians, as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project.
The Department of Energy has published a Federal Register notice of petition and request for public comments regarding CSA Group for classification as a nationally recognized certification program for small electric motors.
The Department of Energy has issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule revising its existing regulations governing the use of particular methods as alternatives to testing for commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, water heating, and refrigeration equipment.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued pre-publication Federal Register notices withdrawing the notice of proposed rulemaking for a test procedure for set-top boxes and the proposed coverage determination for set-top boxes and network equipment.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the findings of a new study utilizing a highly accelerated life-test method (called the "hammer test") intended to produce failures in SSL luminaires in a reasonable test period, with the goal