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August 21, 2017
BPD Crashes the One Million Mark!
Over one million buildings have energy and asset data entered into the Building Performance Database (BPD)!
August 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious Housing Innovation Awards
DOE's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation's top builders taking housing to the next level.
August 14, 2017
ComEd Adopts DOE Accelerate Performance Pilot as Official New Construction Program Offering
Recent innovations in the procurement approach for new construction buildings developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been s
August 14, 2017
A commercial building that is lit up with LED lighting.
INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Benefits of LED Lighting Research
A strong focus on LED lighting research will benefit America in these five compelling ways.
August 10, 2017
What to Expect When BTO Heads to Energy Exchange 2017!
The Energy Department’s Energy Exchange is just around the corner!
August 3, 2017
Home air conditioning unit photo on top of a roof
5 New Air Conditioning Technologies to Keep You Cool
The U.S. Department of Energy is working on exciting new air conditioning technologies to greatly reduce energy use.
August 2, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Awards
BTO announced it is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced build
August 1, 2017
ground source heat pump
5 Things You Should Know about Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps can heat, cool, and even supply hot water to a home by transferring heat to or from the ground.
July 31, 2017
Architect Magazine Celebrates AMIE in 2017 R+D Awards
Architect Magazine, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, recently awarded a 2017 R+D Award to AMIE, or the Additive Manufacturing
July 27, 2017
New Study Identifies Keys to the Successful Design of Home Energy Upgrade Programs
More than half of U.S. states have mandatory targets for using energy efficiency as an energy or environmental resource.
July 25, 2017
Typical Building Upgrade Projects Save Money by Integrating Efficiency Improvements
Reducing energy consumption by improving the efficiency of commercial buildings has progressively become standard practice.
July 20, 2017
NextEnergy Efforts Support Small Business Growth in Michigan
Cleantech start-ups and entrepreneurs help drive economic growth and competitiveness through job creation and technology development.
July 13, 2017
A stylized picture with the words "SSL R&D INVESTMENTS".
Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D
The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in SSL technology.
July 13, 2017
A photo of 16 efficiency sensors
New Sensor Suitcase Slashes Power Bills for Commercial Buildings
This Sensor Suitcase is an easy-to-use, portable energy auditing system that can save small building owners up to 10% on their energy bills.
July 10, 2017
NAS Report Highlights SSL’s Progress, Untapped Potential
The impressive gains that have been already achieved in solid-state lighting efficacy occasionally prompt the question as to why DOE continues to fund
July 10, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages Funding Awards
BTO announced it is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings.
July 7, 2017
Interior Lighting Campaign Saves Awardees More than $13.2 Million
This year we recognized 13 organizations for their exemplary performance in energy-efficiency interior lighting practices.
July 7, 2017
New Report Evaluates Time-Sensitive Value Streams from Building Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency resources save energy and may reduce peak demand.
July 6, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $3.7 Million in Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding ...
DOE announced up to $3.7 million to study and validate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes.
July 5, 2017
PNNL Group Wins Award for BTO Code Analysis and Technical Support
The Building Energy Codes Program supports the development and implementation of residential and commercial building energy codes by engaging with gov
June 29, 2017
Energy Department Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Innovative Small Businesses Focused on Building Energy Efficiency Technologies
DOE recently announced nearly $4.5 million for 13 grants to small businesses to develop energy efficient technologies in the buildings sector.
June 29, 2017
The Big Connection
It’s no secret that the explosion of connectivity triggered by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also impacting the lighting industry.
June 28, 2017
DOE Recognizes 13 Partners in Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE recognized 13 organizations leading the way in efficient troffer lighting and control systems upgrades.
June 27, 2017
Share Your Ideas: Three Open Calls for Innovation
The Building Technologies Office’s JUMP initiative, hosted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), now has three open Calls for Innovation and invite
June 27, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for Energy Efficiency Leadership
The Better Buildings Challenge recognized Loews Hotels & Co. for the energy efficiency upgrades made at the Vanderbilt Hotel.