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October 31, 2013
DOE Publishes Supplemental Proposed Determination for Miscellaneous Residential Refrigeration Products

The Department of Energy has published a supplemental proposed determination regarding miscellaneous residential refrigeration products.

October 31, 2013
DOE Publishes Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning

DOE has published a report to help utilities and energy efficiency organizations forecast the order in which important SSL applications will become cost-effective and estimate when each tipping point will be reached. It includes performance

October 30, 2013
Weatherization Saves Families Energy and Money

On October 30, communities throughout the nation will celebrate National Weatherization Day, which recognizes an industry of weatherization service providers, state and local agencies, and researchers dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of...

October 30, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department announced winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing 46 diverse industry leaders bringing the best in energy-efficient building technologies and design to new and older homes.

October 28, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Test Procedure

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for commercial refrigeration equipment.

October 25, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department announced winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing 46 diverse industry leaders bringing the best in energy efficient building technologies and design to new and older homes and helping households save money.

October 25, 2013
DOE Publishes Final Rule for Television Test Procedure

The Department of Energy has published a final rule regarding test procedures for televisions.

October 25, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Residential Furnace Fans Energy Conservation Standards

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans.

October 25, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department announced winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing 46 diverse industry leaders bringing the best in energy efficient building technologies and design to new and older homes and helping households save money.

October 24, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Direct Heating Equipment and Pool Heater Test Procedures

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for direct heating equipment and pool heaters.

October 24, 2013
DOE Publishes Report on Color Stability of LED Lighting Products

DOE has published a new GATEWAY report on color maintenance of LEDs in laboratory and field applications, summarizing color shift data of LED lamps used in real-world applications as well as LED products monitored by the CALiPER program in a lab

October 23, 2013
Report: U.S. States Advancing Energy Efficiency

States have been essential to the progress the United States has made in using energy more efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association.

October 23, 2013
Energy Efficiency Program Saves U.S. Manufacturers $1 Billion

The Energy Department recognized more than 120 manufacturers that are investing to save on energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve their bottom lines by saving about $1 billion in energy costs.

October 23, 2013
DOE Publishes Final Rule for Plumbing Products Test Procedures

The Department of Energy has published a final rule regarding test procedures for showerheads, faucets, water closets, urinals, and commercial prerinse spray valves.

October 22, 2013
DOE Publishes Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Alternative Efficiency Determination Methods and Alternative Rating Methods

The Department of Energy has published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to revise and expand its existing regulations governing the use of particular methods as alternatives to testing for commercial heating, ventilating, air-condition

October 22, 2013
DOE Publishes Request for Information for Ceiling Fans

The Department of Energy has published a request for information regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fans.

October 22, 2013
DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Compliance Date for the Dehumidifier Test Procedure

The Department of Energy has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the compliance date for the dehumidifier test procedure.

March 28, 2013
“Turn-Key” Open Source Software Solutions for Energy Management of Small to Medium Sized Buildings (DE-FOA-0000822)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $3 million
This FOA seeks to develop a “turn key” Building Automation System using Open-Source software and architecture specifically tailored to small and medium buildings to advance opportunities for energy efficiency in this sector.

March 5, 2013
Building Technologies Innovations Program (DE-FOA-0000823)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $6.4 million
BTO is seeking innovative approaches for improving the energy performance of buildings. BTO plans to stimulate new innovations in the Emerging Technologies portfolio by supporting relatively small projects that evaluate new ideas aligned with our program goals.

March 5, 2013
The GE GeoSpring™ Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is readily integrated into new and existing home designs. Taking up the same footprint as a traditional 50-gallon tank water heater, the Electric Heat Pump Water Heater uses the existing water heater's plumbing and electrical connections. Credit: GE
Hot Showers, Fresh Laundry, Clean Dishes
New Water Heaters Deliver Home Comfort at Lower Cost and Greater Energy Efficiency

A well-functioning water heater helps make a house a comfortable home. Out of sight and out of mind in a utility closet, the humble water heater goes mostly unnoticed until the day it no longer delivers that hot morning shower.

March 5, 2013
At its Supercenter in Leavenworth, Kansas—the first site to implement the LED Site Lighting Specification—Walmart anticipates energy savings of over 125,000 kWh per year and a 30% reduction in maintenance costs. In addition to parking lot lights, LED bollard lights illuminate the pedestrian walkway. Credit: Walmart
LEDs and Specification for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load
Walmart Commits to Energy Efficiency with the Building Technologies Office

An often-overlooked yet integral part of our communities' landscapes, parking lots influence how we live, work, and play. Parking lots also require substantial energy and money to operate. Business owners have long recognized the potential of light-emitting diode (LED) technology in parking lot lighting—to save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and improve environmental sustainability.

LEDs have been shown to save energy in limited applications, but are they ready for wide-scale adoption?

March 5, 2013
Refrigerator Standards
Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers $ Billions

Refrigerator technology has come a long way since Dr. John Gorrie (1803 – 1855), a forward-looking inventor, was granted U. S. Patent #8080 for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. In those days, ice was expensive, if it was even available: Blocks of natural ice were carved from frozen lakes and rivers and stored in special warehouses under layers of sawdust for insulation. By the 1890s, pollution and sewage dumping caused by population growth compromised sources of pure, natural ice, threatening the brewing, meat-packing, and dairy industries.

November 29, 2012
Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development – Round 4 (DE-FOA-0000792)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $11 million
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to achieve cost reduction of solid-state lighting (SSL) for general illumination through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or techniques.

March 7, 2012
Energy Savings Through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies (DE-FOA-0000621)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $12 million
The focus of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop cost-effective building technologies that can have a tremendous impact on energy savings overall and lead to a market-ready solution (e.g. at the commercial prototype phase) within five years of project launch.

September 23, 2011
Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development – Round 3 (DE-FOA-0000561)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $10 million
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is achieve cost reduction of solid-state lighting for general illumination through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or techniques.