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April 3, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Pneumatic Control Retrofits and Air-Side Control Peer Exchange, 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.

March 27, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, 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.

March 24, 2014
Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies

Sheetak and Xergy are approaching water heating in entirely new ways, offering better performance while still placing a premium on affordability.

March 21, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, 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.

March 6, 2014
Request for Information: High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment (DE-FOA-0001086)
Closed

Deadline: May 30, 2014
This RFI seeks information regarding the development and maintenance of new and existing tools, specifications, case studies and other resources actively deployed by the Commercial Buildings Integration program.

March 5, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy.

March 4, 2014
DOE Publishes Special CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. The report follows similar reports published in 2011 and 2012.

March 3, 2014
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Emerging Technologies Program

The Building Technologies Office is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for its Emerging Technologies program in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is part of the Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships program

February 27, 2014
Apply: Commercial Building Technology Demonstrations (DE-FOA-0001084)
Closed

Deadline: May 19, 2014
DOE seeks to fund demonstration and deployment activities for technologies that are ready for market adoption but that may be underutilized due to market barriers including perception of risk, gaps in information and data on performance as well as cost.

February 27, 2014
Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2013 Outdoor Winners

The 2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA.

February 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, 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.

February 10, 2014
NAS Report and Microsite Trace SSL Evolution and Future Promise

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has added a new microsite to complement its 2013 report, Assessment of Advanced Solid State Lighting. The report explores the history of public policy on lighting, evaluates costs and consumer acceptance issues, assesses the development of LED and OLED technologies, and examines SSL products, applications, and deployments noting the potential for “lowering U.S. energy needs and positioning the nation as a significant solid-state lighting manufacturer and technology provider.

February 7, 2014
2014 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

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.

February 5, 2014
State of the Union Highlights Clean Energy Progress

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.

February 5, 2014
Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

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.

February 4, 2014
Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 (DE-FOA-0001027)
Closed

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).

February 4, 2014
New Report: Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market

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

January 20, 2014
Article Published on LED Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors

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.

January 15, 2014
Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

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.

January 15, 2014
Seattle Structure Named WAN Sustainable Building of 2013

World Architecture News (WAN) recently named the Bullit Center in Seattle, Washington, as the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year.

January 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Updates to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, a Student Design Contest for Hydrogen Infrastructure, 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.

January 9, 2014
Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance

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).

January 9, 2014
DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting

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

January 8, 2014
New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers

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

January 8, 2014
Report: President's Energy Efficiency Contracting for Federal Buildings a Success

An industry report lauds the successes resulting from the President's challenge to federal agencies to enter into $2 billion worth of performance-based energy efficiency contracts.