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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.
February 20, 2018
Largest Home Improvement Retailer Focuses on Renewable Energy
Paying for energy projects is a persistent barrier especially in the retail sector. Learn what The Home Depot did.
February 15, 2018
New Program Allows Manufacturers to Certify Energy Performance of Window Attachment Products and Materials
Manufacturers can now independently and accurately certify the energy efficient attributes of their products, thanks to an exciting new program.
February 15, 2018
Earn Recognition by the Department of Energy
The Interior Lighting Campaign is accepting applications for its 2018 recognition cycle.
February 13, 2018
A photo from the 2018 SSL R&D Workshop showing three people discussing a technical poster.
Making the Right Connections in Nashville
There was a whole lot of connecting going on at DOE’s 15th annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, which was held in Nashville January 29 – 31.
February 12, 2018
Earn Recognition from the Department of Energy
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is accepting applications for its spring 2018 recognition cycle.
February 12, 2018
Buildings and the Grid: Helping Commercial Buildings Get Smarter
The intersection of occupant comfort, productivity, and energy reduction is no secret.
February 7, 2018
The Roadmap to Successful Energy Proposals
There are a variety of challenges that energy projects face in the path to implementation, not the least of which is navigating the approvals process.
February 7, 2018
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
While winter weather can bring magnificent snowy views, it isn’t always a pretty picture for your heating bill.
February 2, 2018
LEEP Campaign Concludes with Strong Validation that High Energy Efficiency Parking Lighting is Ready for Prime Time
Today's lighting technology quickly pays for itself by cutting energy costs up to 70% and can potentially eliminate up to 90% of maintenance costs.
February 1, 2018
Variable capacity heat pumps.
Evaluating Moisture Control of Variable-Capacity Heat Pumps in Mechanically Ventilated, Low-Load Homes in Climate Zone 2A
This Building America project identified several space-conditioning issues unique to high-performance homes that impact energy use and comfort.