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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.

November 4, 2013
DOE Announces Dates for 2014 SSL Workshops

Mark your calendars for these opportunities to connect face to face with the best and brightest in the lighting industry.

November 1, 2013
Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2015

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals, which are reviewed, scored, and ranked based on a merit review process.

November 1, 2013
The Energy Systems Integrations Facility at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado has received a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum designation for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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.

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 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.

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.

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.