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December 20, 2019
Energy Department Announces Winners of Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition
Today, EERE announced the winners of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition.
December 19, 2019
Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize
The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge consists of six individual challenges to find ideas that will enhance manufacturing in the U.S.
December 18, 2019
Five New Cooperative Research Agreements Invest in Efficiency, Performance, and Sustainability Improvements for HVAC Technologies
BTO staff attended the announcement of new cooperative research and development agreements that Oak Ridge National Lab has made with industry partners
December 11, 2019
Heat Pump Water Heaters Achieve Significant Peak Reduction and Energy Savings
Studying the load shifting and efficiency potential of heat pump water heaters relative to electric resistance water heaters in residential buildings.
November 18, 2019
Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Reveals Continued Energy and Cost Savings for Energy Management Information Systems
A new LBNL report finds that the installation of energy management and information systems (EMIS) is a cost-effective measure.
November 14, 2019
Building Technologies Office Projects Honored at Prestigious R&D 100 Awards
DOE researchers have won 41 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D World Magazine.
November 12, 2019
Solar Decathlon Africa: Cool Oasis of Creativity in the Desert
It took three weeks for a Solar Village to rise in the desert of Morocco.
November 4, 2019
Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities
BTO has issued an RFI to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE lighting research and development (R&D) portfolio.
October 29, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2019 Housing Innovation Award Winners
The Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the winners at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in Denver.
October 22, 2019
Economic Dispatch of Combined Heat & Power System in Upstate New York
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently completed preliminary testing of its promising Economic Dispatch.
October 16, 2019
LBNL Partners to Advance Empirical Research on Energy Efficiency and Building Valuation
Building owners and other decision-makers want to be sure their choices will result not only in energy savings but also better financial performance.
October 10, 2019
The Heat Is On: Performance Improvements for Natural Gas Devices
Efforts are needed to reduce the energy consumption of natural gas and other thermally driven appliances for a more secure, reliable energy future.
September 30, 2019
International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology Scales Efficiency Retrofits in Multifamily Housing
With support from an EERE funding opportunity, ICAST has completed energy-efficiency upgrades to nearly 1,000 multifamily buildings.
September 30, 2019
Systems Analysis allows Revit users to quickly group building regions into thermal zones and connect those to different types of HVAC systems. In this image, the “Core East” zone is connected to a VAV air handler.
Autodesk Brings Detailed EnergyPlus HVAC Simulation to Revit
New Systems Analysis capabilities use EnergyPlus and the OpenStudio SDK to allow Revit users to simulate detailed HVAC systems.
September 18, 2019
ABC Blog Series: Skills, Jobs, and Opportunities in an Evolving Building Industry
BTO researches, develops, and validates building technologies that are helping the United States achieve a clean and affordable energy future.
September 11, 2019
Better Buildings Adds New Resources to Help Institutions Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements
The U.S. Department of Energy released a new Better Buildings Initiative resource, the Healthcare Financing Primer.
August 15, 2019
ABC Blog Series: A New Take on New Construction
This is the first article in a new web series on one of the Building Technologies Office’s new initiatives: Advanced Building Construction.
August 12, 2019
JUMP into STEM Launches Competition on August 12
DOE’s online building energy-efficiency competition kicks off the 2019–2020 season with three concurrent challenges from Aug. 12 - Nov. 15.
August 1, 2019
Georgia Power Unveils Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood
DOE recently helped unveil a new community of 46 smart townhomes in Atlanta.
July 31, 2019
Building Technologies Office Announces Five Phase 2 Release 2 Small Business Innovation Research Awardees
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from EERE's SBIR program.
July 22, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $43.6 Million for Phase II Innovation Projects
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department's EERE Small Business Innovation Research program.
June 26, 2019
Four Buildings Projects Part of $24 Million in DOE Funding for Development and Commercial Deployment of Promising Energy Technologies
DOE announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund.
June 25, 2019
New Advanced Energy Design Guide Published for High Performance Offices
ASHRAE has released the "Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy."
June 13, 2019
Karma Sawyer, Buildings Technology Office
Women @ Energy - Q&A with BTO’s Dr. Karma Sawyer
Dr. Karma Sawyer, program manager of the Emerging Technologies program, discusses her career and her work at DOE.
June 12, 2019
The Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Announces 12 New Buildings-Focused Projects for FY19
American small businesses received a $22 million boost from EERE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.