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September 15, 2017
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Energy Department Invests up to $32 Million to Improve Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid
DOE announced up to $32 million for research and development that will further improve the resilience of the nation's electric grid.
September 13, 2017
Two ASHRAE Certification Programs Receive DOE Recognition
Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), recently rec
September 12, 2017
3 Solar Decathlon Jurors: Building Experts from the Building Technologies Office
Where can you find some of the country’s top building experts to contribute as jurors to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon?
September 12, 2017
Buildings and the Grid 101: Why Does it Matter for Energy Efficiency?
Every hour more than 200,000 new devices get connected to the Internet globally, and the U.S. market for these devices is the world’s biggest.
September 11, 2017
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5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency
September kicks off the start of another football season and many NFL stadiums are scoring big on energy savings and tackling waste at the same time.
September 7, 2017
Zero Energy Schools Accelerator Partners Across the U.S. Are Open for Energy Savings
The education sector’s aging building stock is ripe with opportunities for energy savings, and a number of school districts are embracing zero energy
August 31, 2017
Students walk with their building design in front of the NREL campus.
How New Building Scientists are Made
The Race to Zero Student Design Competition helps college students apply cutting-edge building design principles for the real-world.
August 29, 2017
Discovery Elementary School in Virginia is a zero energy school
Back to (Zero Energy) School
Children around the nation are heading back to school, and some are going into buildings that have significant energy savings potential.
August 28, 2017
VOLTTRON Team at PNNL Recognized for Exceptional Achievement in Science & Technology
Team wins the 2017 Laboratory Director’s Science and Engineering Achievement Award for Exceptional Team Achievement in Science and Technology.
August 28, 2017
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In the Market for a New Home? Buy a Zero Energy Ready Home
As more consumers learn about zero energy ready homes they begin to realize the major potential to reduce energy bills and increase home comfort.
August 24, 2017
International Research and Development Collaboration Leads to Buildings Innovation in U.S. and China
The U.S. and China are working together to accelerate RD&D to tap diverse energy sources, improve efficiency, and bolster energy security.
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 31, 2017
Ventilation integrated comfort systems.
Development of a Ventilation Integrated Comfort System (VICS)
Steven Winter Associates have developed a fully integrated, smart space conditioning and ventilation solution for low-load dwellings.
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.