April 12, 2024

DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs to Save Americans Billions on Household Energy Bills

As Mandated by Congress, DOE is Updating General Service Lamps Standards—Bolstering Biden-Harris Administration’s Efforts to Strengthen Outdated Efficiency Standards to Save Americans $1 Trillion Over 30 Years

April 4, 2024

DOE Finalizes Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers That Protect Domestic Supply Chains and Jobs, Strengthen Grid Reliability, and Deliver Billions in Energy Savings

Driven by Robust Engagement Process, Finalized Standards Will Strengthen Grid Resiliency, Preserve Unions Jobs, Support Domestic Electric Steel Growth, and Enhance America’s Economic and Manufacturing Competitiveness

April 3, 2024

DOE Launches Final Phase of Its L-Prize Lighting Competition on Manufacturing & Installation

DOE today launched the third and final phase of its Lighting Prize competition, designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, local manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting in commercial buildings.

April 2, 2024

DOE Releases First Ever Federal Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Buildings Sector

First Comprehensive Federal Strategy Outlines Pathways to Reduce Emissions 90% in Buildings Sector by 2050, Reinforcing President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to Lower Energy Costs, Improve Resilience, and Tackle the Climate Crisis

March 19, 2024

Department of Energy Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Partner Morehouse College for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Better Buildings partner Morehouse College has reduced its energy intensity by more than 30% since 2023.

March 6, 2024

Department of Energy Earns Best of Green Schools Award

DOE has been named a 2024 Best of Green Schools Award recipient for the Moment for the Movement category, presented by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Schools National Network.

March 4, 2024

La Administración Biden-Harris Anuncia 90 Millones de Dólares Para Mejorar la Eficiencia de Edificios, Aumentar la Resiliencia y Reducir Gastos Para Familias y Empresas Estadounidenses

La agenda presidencial "Invirtiendo en Estados Unidos" acelera la adopción de códigos de edificación para reducir las facturas de servicios públicos ahorrarles dinero a las familias, mejorar la resiliencia energética y crear comunidades más seguras

March 4, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $90 Million to Improve Building Efficiency, Increase Resilience, and Lower Costs for American Families and Businesses

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Accelerating Build Code Adoption to Cut Utility Bills and Save Families Money, Improve Energy Resilience, and Create Safer, Healthier Communities

March 1, 2024

DOE Issues Updated Model Energy Code Determination for Commercial Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a determination that the updated model energy code for commercial buildings, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2022, will increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

February 29, 2024

DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Residential Clothes Washers and Clothes Dryers to Save Americans Billions on Household Energy and Water Bills

Finalized Residential Clothes Washer and Clothes Dryer Standards with Strong Industry and Stakeholder Support, Bolstering Biden-Harris Administration Efforts to Strengthen Outdated Efficiency Standards to Save Americans ~$1 Trillion Over 30 Years