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December 6, 2013
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Innovative, Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

As part of cutting energy waste and doubling energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies across the country.

December 6, 2013
DOE Issues Test Procedure Final Rule & Publishes Energy Conservation Standards NOPR for Electric Motors

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule regarding test procedures and published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) regarding energy conservation standards for electric motors.

December 4, 2013
Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors.

December 4, 2013
Better Buildings Challenge Expands to Multifamily Housing

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums.

December 3, 2013
DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED A Lamps

DOE's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED A lamps, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market for that class

November 27, 2013
Reducing LED Costs Through Innovation

A Wisconsin-based company is developing an innovative way to reduce manufacturing costs of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

November 27, 2013
Two Companies Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recognized aluminum manufacturer Alcoa and steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal for leadership in the Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program

November 26, 2013
Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to doubleenergy productivity by 2030 and help communities save onenergy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savingsand boost the energ

November 25, 2013
DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electric Motors Energy Conservation Standards

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for certain commercial and industrial electric motors, under subpart B of Title 10 of the Code of Fe

November 21, 2013
2013 SSL Market Introduction Workshop Presentations Posted

DOE has posted the presentations and materials from the eighth annual Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop, held November 12-14 in Portland, OR.

November 20, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, Resources for Tribal Energy Efficiency Projects, and More

DOE's webinars include information on the economic impact of offshore wind, tools to develop better clean energy financing programs, and more.

November 20, 2013
Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles

The world's largest light emitting diode (LED) conversion project to date is under way in Los Angeles, California.

November 20, 2013
Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million.

November 15, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Residential Water Heater and Certain Commercial Water Heater Test Procedures

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential water heaters and certain commercial water heaters.

November 14, 2013
A Los Angeles lighting project is saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting
Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles

The world’s largest light emitting diode (LED) conversion project to date is under way in Los Angeles, California. In the project’s first phase alone, the city retrofitted more than 141,000 streetlights, reducing energy use by 63% and saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs.

November 14, 2013
DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Request for Exclusion of 100 Watt R20 Short Incandescent Reflector Lamps from Energy Conservation Standards

The Department of Energy has published a final rule regarding the request for exclusion of 100 Watt R20 short incandescent reflector lamps from energy conservation standards.

November 14, 2013
Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects

Nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million in funding. These awards will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes save money, and enhance their energy security and creating new job and business opportunities.

November 13, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More

EERE's webinars address pedestrian-friendly nighttime lighting, a tool measuring the economic impacts of offshore wind, tools for designing better clean energy financing programs, and pre-engineered building envelope commissioning.

November 13, 2013
Leading the Way in Energy Best Practices

The Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) honors leaders in the federal government who have developed unique ways to conserve energy and improve water and vehicle fleet efficiency, which ultimately saves taxpayers money.

November 8, 2013
DOE Publishes New Report on Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers

DOE has published a new GATEWAY report, created in response to issues raised about dimming by energy efficiency organizations and specifiers and based on experience from CALiPER testing and GATEWAY demonstrations.

November 7, 2013
DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Subjective Evaluation of LED PAR38 Lamps

DOE has published the first in a series of four special investigations intended to extend the findings of CALiPER Application Summary Report 20: LED PAR38 Lamps, which was published late last year.

November 6, 2013
Fort Carson’s first U.S. Green Building Council platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified facility, the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team Brigade and Battalion Headquarters, features a 482 kilowatt ground-mounted, tracking photovoltaic system. | U.S. Army photo
Leading the Way in Energy Best Practices

Every year, the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program honors leaders in the federal government who have developed unique ways to conserve energy and improve water and vehicle fleet efficiency, which ultimately saves taxpayers money.

November 6, 2013
EERE Launches New Blog

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a new blog.

November 6, 2013
Energy Department's New Laboratory at NREL Earns LEED Platinum

The Energy Systems Integrations Facility (ESIF) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation.

November 5, 2013
Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (DE-FOA-0001000)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $1.6 million
Deadline: February 5, 2014
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) the Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks to establish a performance rating mechanism for assessing the energy performance of fenestration attachments.