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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
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.

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 3, 2014
DOE Publishes Final Rule for Residential Furnace Fan Test Procedure

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule regarding test procedures for residential furnace fans.

January 2, 2014
Trainees practice techniques on miniature model homes at the New River Center for Energy Research & Training in  Christiansburg, Virginia. 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.  | Photo courtesy of Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center
New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers

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.

December 30, 2013
DOE Publishes Petition of CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors

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.

December 26, 2013
DOE Issues Final Rule for Alternative Efficiency Determination Methods and Alternative Rating Methods

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.

December 26, 2013
DOE Issues Proposed Coverage Determination for Hearth Products

The Department of Energy has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed determination regarding energy conservation standards for hearth products.

December 23, 2013
DOE Withdraws Proposed Rulemaking (Test Procedure) and Proposed Coverage Determination (Energy Conservation Standard) for Set-Top Boxes

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.

December 20, 2013
DOE Publishes Report on Accelerated Life Testing of SSL Luminaires

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

December 11, 2013
Energy Department Offers $10 Million for Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

The Energy Department announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies.

December 11, 2013
Net-Zero Energy Retail Store Debuts in Illinois

Walgreens on November 21 opened a net-zero energy retail store in Evanston, Illinois that it anticipates will generate at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year.

December 9, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for General Service Lamps Energy Conservation Standards

The Department of Energy has published a Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for general service lamps.

December 6, 2013
Apply: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2014 (DE-FOA-0000973)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $10 million
Deadline: February 24, 2014
This FOA seeks to fund LED and OLED core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development.

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
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 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 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.