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December 19, 2018
DOE Building Technologies Office Project Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award
A BTO-supported technology is recognized as one of the 100 most exceptional innovations worldwide in science and technology over the past year.
December 18, 2018
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technolog...
EERE expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million
November 15, 2018
Energy Department Announces Buildings-Focused Subtopics as Part of 2019 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology ...
DOE is now accepting grant applications for the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 13, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky for Progress towards Energy Goals
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner, Bullitt County Public Schools, for reducing overall energy consumption by 18% from a 2013 baseline.
October 16, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2018 Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners
Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the six award categories previously announced by DOE.
October 16, 2018
Photo of Greg Ward. Photo of Greg Ward. Photo of Greg Ward.
Radiance Creator Greg Ward Receives Prestigious Daylight Award 2018
Daylighting was a niche technique 30 years ago, but thanks to work of researchers like Ward, it is a core element of many high-performance buildings.
October 10, 2018
Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.
September 18, 2018
Low Cost Peel-and-Stick Wireless Sensors: From Prototype Development to Field Testing
An estimated 200,000 devices are connected to the internet every hour across the globe. These devices rely on wireless networks.
September 11, 2018
Energy Department Partners with Hatch to Explore Energy Solutions at Seaports
Through the Better Communities Alliance, BTO recently partnered with Hatch to explore innovative and replicable energy solutions at seaports.
August 23, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers at the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit
DOE recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners for achieving energy productivity goals and 26 partners for setting new Challenge goals.
August 21, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Commercial Lighting Leaders in Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign recognized 15 organizations for leading the way in upgrading interior lighting and control systems.
August 20, 2018
Energy Department Brings Energy Training and Peer Event to Cleveland
The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, from August 21-23, 2018.
August 15, 2018
New Scout Application Estimates Impacts of Efficient Technologies on Building Energy Savings
The number of ways that a building can use energy is growing, meaning that the best opportunities for saving energy in buildings are always changing.
August 3, 2018
2018 DOE Housing Innovation Award Winners Announced!
The awards recognize the nation’s leading builders who are delivering a superior homeowner experience to American homebuyers.
July 24, 2018
Putting Data to Work
IMT has released reports from the project Putting Data to Work, focusing on the value that building energy data brings to the efficiency industry.
July 6, 2018
National Environmental Balancing Bureau Earns its First Better Buildings Workforce Guideline Recognition
An advanced workforce is needed to design and install the technologies and solutions that can save 20-30% of energy consumption in existing buildings.
June 25, 2018
Photo showing accelerated stress testing of an LED device.
In the Long Run: Testing SSL Reliability
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is bringing new capabilities to lighting, in part because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be easily packaged together...
June 21, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Data Center for Achieving Energy Goals
Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Sabey Data Centers, improved its every performance 24 percent in 10 years.
June 13, 2018
The First Smart Neighborhood of Its Kind in the Southeast
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood is nearly complete, bringing together 62 high-performance, connected homes and a community microgrid.
June 7, 2018
DOE Field Study Methodology Provides States with Better Data on Building Energy Codes
Model building energy codes can save $126 billion in energy cost savings between 2010 and 2040 – but only if buildings are built to code.
June 5, 2018
OEMR honoring the energy savings work
EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
June 5, 2018
Seven Organizations Save $5 Million in Energy Savings from Rooftop Unit Efficiency Efforts
DOE’s RTU Campaign recognized seven businesses for their leadership in energy-efficient commercial buildings.
June 1, 2018
JUMP into STEM: Challenging University Students to Compete on Innovative Designs
ORNL launched the JUMP into STEM initiative to advance student skills in the STEM fields and encourage early-stage research in energy efficiency.
May 30, 2018
Photo of a woman giving a presentation to a crowd of people.
Observations from LIGHTFAIR 2018
At LIGHTFAIR International, held a few weeks ago in the Windy City, DOE’s SSL team played to standing room only crowds in our award-winning booth…
May 22, 2018
Energy Department Announces Funding for 16 Small Businesses to Stimulate American Innovation in Building Energy Efficiency
These projects are funded through DOE’s SBIR and STTR programs, which are competitively awarded based on scientific and technical merit.