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April 22, 2016
Prairie View A&M Tops 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the U.S. Department of Energy...

April 20, 2016
Exterior of the Palo Duro home.
Hear What Homeowners Are Saying About Their Zero Energy Ready Homes
A Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most ...
April 18, 2016
BTO Partners Develop Novel, Energy-efficient Thermoelectric Clothes Dryer Prototype
ORNL and Sheetak Inc. have developed prototypes of a novel thermoelectric clothes dryer that is energy efficient.
April 14, 2016
There’s a Measure for That!
OpenStudio Measures are short programs that can be used to transform models, create custom visualizations and reports, and automate modeling workfl...
April 12, 2016
JUMP website screenshot.
DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a major expansion of its distinctive online crowdsourcing community for building technologies. Seekin...
April 11, 2016
CBI’s Unwavering Commitment to Continuous Improvement
CBI, along with our four other sister programs in BTO, hosted one of our most important events of the year: the peer review.
April 8, 2016
Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away …
Or, well maybe not that long ago and a little closer to home ... two federal programs with building sustainability and efficiency goals in mind ...
April 1, 2016
Image of a refrigerator with the words "Green Your Appliances!"
New Refrigeration Technology Could Substantially Cut Energy Use
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office - as part of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative - is supporting research into ne...
March 31, 2016
Home Improvement Catalyst: Bringing Energy Efficiency to More Homes Across America
The home improvement market represents $150 billion in annual investment, with more than 14 million projects that involve replacement or upgrades o...
March 31, 2016
PPG Industries’ online tool, Construct, allows users to quickly build a virtual Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) and calculate its thermal and optical properties. Image credit: PPG Industries.
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficient Windows to Reach Market Quicker with New Tool
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficient Windows to Reach Market Quicker with New Tool
March 30, 2016
Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the publication of a high-impact, informational resources toolkit through its Better Buildings Energy...

March 29, 2016
EPA and DOE Honor 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in Energy Efficiency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to...

March 23, 2016
Success of the Interior Lighting Campaign
The Better Buildings Initiative (BB), works with a variety of market sectors to develop innovative solutions with the ultimate goal of decreasing e...
March 23, 2016
RESNET’s decision to use EnergyPlus for the central implementation of HERS Index is part of a broad initiative aimed at enhancing consistency of HERS Index scores. <br />Credit: RESNET, DOE.
EnergyPlus Is Going Residential
Hourly energy modeling—and specifically DOE’s advanced hourly energy modeling engine EnergyPlus—is poised to assume a greater role in residen...
March 23, 2016
Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ
Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ
Test your knowledge about the lighting technology that brightens our world.
March 21, 2016
Carnegie Mellon Launches Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize
The Energy Department's Cleantech University Prize competition traveled to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the first-eve...
March 18, 2016
Seeking Feedback on General Service Lamps

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program is seeking information from...

March 17, 2016
The University of Maryland used direct metal printing—a 3D printing technology—to manufacture a unique miniaturized air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger as a single, continuous piece. Image: University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering.
EERE Success Story—3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers
EERE Success Story—3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers
March 15, 2016
4 Small Businesses Selected to Collaborate with National Labs on Building Technologies Projects
DOE has selected 33 small businesses to work directly with DOE national labs to accelerate the transformation toward a clean energy economy.
March 14, 2016
Better Buildings Accelerators: Driving Uptake of Home Energy Information and Upgrade Programs Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Home Upgrade Program and Home Energy Information Accelerators work with partners across the nation...

March 11, 2016
Under Secretary for Science and Energy  Dr. Franklin Orr announces Denver as the host city for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. | Photo courtesy of Ellen Jaskol
Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

Denver wins bid to host next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, in which student teams compete to design, build and operate cost-effective,...

March 10, 2016
DOE’s Innovative Small Business Vouchers Pilot Selects 33 Small Businesses for Lab Collaboration
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that 33 small businesses have been selected to work directly with DOE national labs
March 8, 2016
Berkeley Joins the Cleantech University Prize
Heating and air conditioning -- an $11 billion industry in America -- accounts for 5% of domestic energy use.
March 4, 2016
Top Better Buildings Beat Articles for February
You want a rundown of the Better Buildings Beat blog’s commercial specific posts, and we’ve got them. Check out February’s list of Beat artic...
February 26, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficient Appraisals, a Hydrogen Leak Detector, and More

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