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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.
May 10, 2018
Energy Department Celebrates Energy Efficiency Progress of Better Buildings Initiative Partners
DOE announced progress made by 900+ organizations that are driving energy efficiency in the U.S. economy through the Better Buildings Initiative.
May 10, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $11.5 Million for Integrated Residential Building Systems Research
Today DOE announced up to $11.5 million to support early-stage research and validation of energy performance improvements in residential buildings.
May 1, 2018
Buildings and the Grid 101: How Are Building Technologies Office Partners Researching and Validating in the Field?
With a rapidly changing energy industry, Southern Company recognizes that accelerating technology development is more important than ever.
April 27, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $34 Million for Innovation Building Technologies Research and Development
Funding will help support Administration’s goal to drive U.S. leadership in energy-saving building technologies.
April 25, 2018
ASHRAE, Buildings, the Grid, and Resources to Face the Challenges
Enabling smarter grids has the potential to create a revolution in the building sector that will save energy and costs.
April 24, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes the Energy Management Association for Energy Management Certification Program
Improving the operational performance of America’s buildings offers significant energy and cost savings.
April 24, 2018
Headlights vs. Highlights: Season Four of Better Buildings SWAP Showcases General Motors and L'Oréal USA
DOE today unveiled the fourth installment of the "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP," featuring General Motors and L'Oréal USA.
April 23, 2018
Prairie View A&M University Team Grand Winner at Race to Zero Student Design Competition
DOE announced the winners of its fifth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
April 18, 2018
Ask A Scientist: Karma Sawyer, Building Technologies Office
Karma Sawyer is the Program Manager for Emerging Technologies.
April 10, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Building Rooftop Unit Efficiency – 2018 Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign Awards
The campaign works with commercial building owners that wish to upgrade to high-efficiency RTU technologies and practices in commercial buildings.
March 28, 2018
Supporting Small Business Growth through Energy Improvements
Often located in small- to medium-sized buildings, small businesses face a common barrier to maximizing economic growth – energy costs.
March 26, 2018
LBNL Leads Dialogue with Commercial Owners on Implementing Smart Technologies
Numerous barriers persist to widespread uptake and implementation of smart building technologies.
March 16, 2018
Helping Local Governments Put Data to Work
To help city staff and program administrators manage energy data, IIMT recently released the Putting Data to Work toolkit.
March 16, 2018
Buildings and the Grid 101: Opportunities and Challenges from HVAC, Water Heating, and Appliances
HVAC, water heating, and other appliances represent more than half of the total energy used in U.S. residential and commercial buildings.
March 1, 2018
Comprehensive Evaluation Finds Building America Research Has Saved Millions for American Homeowners
BTO recently released a retrospective benefit-cost analysis that quantifies the impact of Building America activities in the new residential market.
February 28, 2018
A Pathway to Zero Energy Schools
A Pathway to Zero Energy Schools
Zero energy buildings are defined by the Building Technologies Office (BTO) as extremely energy-efficient buildings.
February 22, 2018
Retrofitting as Pathway to Affordable Housing
It's no surprise that aging properties are in desperate need of improvements given that nearly 60% of multifamily buildings were built before 1980.