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Interior Lighting Campaign Saves Awardees More than $13.2 Million
DOE recognized 13 partner organizations for their exemplary performance in energy-efficiency interior lighting practices. Together they achieved significant savings by upgrading almost 600,000 troffer lighting systems to high-efficiency systems.

BTO’s Commercial Building Integration program’s research, development, and evaluation helps advance a range of innovative building technologies and solutions, paving the way for high performing buildings that could use 50-70% less energy than typical buildings. Through competitive solicitations, such as Cooperative Agreements, CBI works with industry, small businesses, academia, the national labs and other entities to advance energy efficiency solutions and technologies for commercial buildings. From research projects to tax incentives information, to analysis tools and workforce development, CBI works across multiple disciplines to help U.S. businesses save energy, time and money. To learn more about the CBI program, see the program’s full activity list. Additionally, learn more about how you and your organization can Take Action to Save Energy.

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High Impact Technology Catalyst
HIT Catalyst supports research and development into building systems optimization and technology solutions that will improve whole building performanc
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Zero Energy Buildings
Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through rene
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Analysis Tools
The Department of Energy's Analysis Tools help decision makers to collect, manage and analyze information about buildings’ performance.
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Design and Decision Support Guides
CBI works with industry partners and the Building Energy Codes Program to develop design and decision support tools and resources that demonstrate sca
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Commercial Buildings Partnerships
The Commercial Buildings Integration program engages market leaders to accelerate adoption of energy saving technologies and practices.
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Workforce Development & Training
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Uptake: The CBI Blog

Supporting Small Business Growth through Energy Improvements
Often located in small- to medium-sized buildings, small businesses face a common barrier to maximizing economic growth – energy costs.
March 28, 2018
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LBNL Leads Dialogue with Commercial Owners on Implementing Smart Technologies
Numerous barriers persist to widespread uptake and implementation of smart building technologies.
March 26, 2018
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Helping Local Governments Put Data to Work
To help city staff and program administrators manage energy data, IIMT recently released the Putting Data to Work toolkit.
March 16, 2018
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Retrofitting as Pathway to Affordable Housing
It's no surprise that aging properties are in desperate need of improvements given that nearly 60% of multifamily buildings were built before 1980.
February 22, 2018
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Largest Home Improvement Retailer Focuses on Renewable Energy
Paying for energy projects is a persistent barrier especially in the retail sector. Learn what The Home Depot did.
February 20, 2018
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Earn Recognition by the Department of Energy
The Interior Lighting Campaign is accepting applications for its 2018 recognition cycle.
February 15, 2018
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Earn Recognition from the Department of Energy
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is accepting applications for its spring 2018 recognition cycle.
February 12, 2018
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The Roadmap to Successful Energy Proposals
There are a variety of challenges that energy projects face in the path to implementation, not the least of which is navigating the approvals process.
February 7, 2018
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LEEP Campaign Concludes with Strong Validation that High Energy Efficiency Parking Lighting is Ready for Prime Time
Today's lighting technology quickly pays for itself by cutting energy costs up to 70% and can potentially eliminate up to 90% of maintenance costs.
February 2, 2018
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Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign Awards – 2018 Applications Open!
The awards will reflect the campaign’s new focus by including categories for intelligent controls and automated fault detection and diagnostics.
January 11, 2018
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