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November 17, 2016
LED patient room lighting system. Photo Courtesy|Philips Lighting Research North America
EERE Success Story—Tunable LED Patient-Room Lighting Offers Energy Efficiency and More

Healthcare accounts for 9% of the energy used in U.S. commercial buildings, and lighting represents the largest electricity use in all of...

November 17, 2016
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MPG-Type Rating for Homes Accelerating Energy Savings for Homeowners—Over 50,000 Homes Scored

The Home Energy Score, which evaluates energy in a home similar to miles per gallon reports fuel efficiency in vehicles, has now issued more than...

November 17, 2016
A New Era for Energy Efficiency M&V

We know that measuring and verifying energy savings, affectionately known as M&V, is important. But, when you consider that 1-5% of total...

November 17, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

November 16, 2016
Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communi...

As a 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 ...

November 14, 2016
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Building Energy Code Compliance

After previously discussing what building codes are, how they are developed, and how they are adopted, we now explore the final, and perhaps most...

November 10, 2016
Building Technologies Recognized in Innovation Awards
Last week, four buildings projects supported by BTO or BTO key staff won R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advances.
October 28, 2016
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A Fresh New Look for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR has updated and enhanced its tools and resources to better guide homeowners down a pathway to improved comfort...

October 27, 2016
Four females addressing an audience at the front of a meeting room, with a projection screen off to the side. Three females are sitting at the long table, and the fourth is standing at a lectern.
Myth-Busting Barriers Associated with Plug Load Controls
Plug and process loads (PPLs) consume about one-third of primary energy in U.S. commercial buildings.
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
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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
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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...