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October 27, 2016
Small Businesses, Big Opportunities: Advancing Building Energy Efficiency through Public-Private Collaboration
Small businesses are a vital part of America’s growing economy, but they face many challenges bringing their innovative ideas to market.
October 26, 2016
Who’s Who: The Emerging Technologies Fellows
Fellows in the Emerging Technologies program of BTO are the Energy Department’s next generation of engine...
October 25, 2016
Energy Department Recognizes University of California, Berkeley For Leadership in Campus-Wide Energy Innovations

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s university buildings and facilities, today the Energy Department’s...

October 24, 2016
BEDES Adoption Continues to Grow and New Version Released
In order to consistently exchange information on building characteristics and energy use data between tools and databases, several organizations ha...
October 20, 2016
Rooftop of a commercial building with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration units.
New International Agreement to Phase Out Climate-Harming Refrigerants Offers Opportunity for Innovation
Buildings in the U.S. consume 38.5 quads of energy annually, of which nearly half is used for HVAC&R.
October 11, 2016
The Eagle and the Tiger: CBERD, a U.S.-India Partnership in Building Energy Efficiency Advancing Innovation
The United States and India have a long and successful strategic partnership in the energy sector.
October 5, 2016
Screenshot of the software.
Autodesk Upgrades Insight360 with EnergyPlus Annual Energy Simulations
At Greenbuild, Autodesk unveils an upgrade to its Insight360 suite of tools that will allow architects to run annual EnergyPlus simulations.
October 4, 2016
Better Buildings Launches Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to Help Commercial Buildings Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency

As part of Smart Cities Week, the White House recently announced a new Energy Department-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to encourage the use...

October 3, 2016
Several LED lightbulbs lined up in a row.
Revolution...Now Rewind: 6 Questions with a Lighting Expert
Lighting Program Manager for EERE’s Building Technology Office, Jim Brodrick, sat down to discuss the 2016 Revolution…Now report that was relea...
October 3, 2016
BetterBricks Leverages DOE Tools to Spark Deep Energy Retrofits
NEEA is using EnergyPlus and OpenStudio to help drive building renewal.
September 28, 2016
Energy Department Announces 34 Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy...

September 28, 2016
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future

How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

September 28, 2016
Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

September 27, 2016
Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories

As part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy is...

September 26, 2016
Energy Department Launches Better Communities Alliance to Ignite Clean Energy Action in Cities and Counties Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a new collaborative effort among 60 local governments,...

September 26, 2016
Air Conditioning That's Out of This World
Reducing air conditioning energy use by using new materials to enhance the cooling effects from outer space may not be such a far-out idea. In a si...
September 22, 2016
Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz talking at a table.
New Study Reveals Options to Replace Global Warming-Causing Chemicals Used in Air Conditioning
The Energy Department is supporting efforts to phase down the global use of climate-change causing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling.
September 21, 2016
Poster for the awards, with the DOE seal and the month and location.
BTO Standards Team Honored for Record-Breaking Work in 2015
At the Secretarial Honor and Presidential Rank Awards, the DOE Building Technologies Office’s Appliance and Equipment Standards (ASP) Program won...
September 20, 2016
Man standing next to a refrigeration system at the laboratory.
EERE Success Story—New Advanced Refrigeration Technology Provides Clean Energy, Low Utility Bills for Supermarkets
EERE Success Story—New Advanced Refrigeration Technology Provides Clean Energy, Low Utility Bills for Supermarkets
September 19, 2016
The Building Performance Database Has Grown to Nearly 1 Million Buildings
The BPD has expanded to include data from over 950,000 commercial and residential buildings.
September 19, 2016
Image of commercial office buildings.
How Are Building Codes Adopted?
Building energy codes set minimum energy efficiency levels, but those savings are never realized unless states and localities actually adopt them.
September 15, 2016
Miscellaneous Electric Loads: What Are They and Why Should You Care?
Many appliances and building technologies, such as air conditioning and solid-state lighting, continue to become more and more energy efficient.
September 15, 2016
Screenshots of the OpenStudio platform.
New OpenStudio-Standards Gem Delivers One Two Punch
A new Ruby gem, openstudio-standards, delivers two significant and closely related capabilities.
September 14, 2016
ORNL Refrigerator Cools With Magnetism, Not Freon
Some metals do a remarkable thing when they’re placed within a magnetic field: They heat up. Remove the magnetic field, and they grow cold.
September 7, 2016
Appliance and Equipment Standards Program Manager Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

John Cymbalsky, program manager of Appliance and Equipment Standards within DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO), was recently recognized as a ...