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October 5, 2017
Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Perspectives on What’s Coming Next from the Building Technologies Office Community
Today the energy efficiency community is coming together for Energy Efficiency Day 2017, a day to discuss the great benefits and opportunities for Ame
October 2, 2017
A picture of a house with the words Home Energy Score written below
What is a Home Energy Score?
A Home Energy Score allows home owners, buyers and renters to compare information about a home's energy use across the housing market.
September 29, 2017
Better Plants Program Partners Save $4.2 Billion in Energy Costs
Better Buildings Better Plants Program partners saved billions in energy costs across 3,000 facilities—12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.
September 27, 2017
Trane TRACE 3D Plus combines the load calculation and equipment sizing capabilities of TRACE with the annual energy simulation capabilities of EnergyPlus.
Trane Switches Engines with TRACE 3D Plus
Trane is releasing a re-architected TRACE, with DOE's whole-building energy modeling engine EnergyPlus™ inside.
September 27, 2017
picture of a connected thermostat in a person's hand.
4 Ways to Upgrade Your Home with Clean Energy Technologies
Thanks to new technology, there are a number of ways to upgrade your home, and, in some instances, even improve its value.
September 26, 2017
BTO Director Speaking at Smart Cities Week
Building Technologies Office (BTO) Director David Nemtzow will be speaking at the 2017 Washington DC Smart Cities Week, happening October 3-5.
September 20, 2017
Report Delves Into the Impacts of Commercial Building Controls on Energy Savings
BTO enlisted researchers from PNNL to estimate how much energy building control systems could deliver across the national commercial building stock.
September 20, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Las Vegas Sands Corporation for Energy- and Water-Efficiency Upgrades
DOE's Better Buildings Challenge is pleased to recognize Las Vegas Sands Corporation for their energy-efficiency upgrades.
September 19, 2017
New Report Shows Major Energy Savings, Cost Savings, and Economic Impact from BTO R&D Investments
Findings show that BTO investment has helped save Americans money on their energy bills and advanced fundamental knowledge in the field.
September 15, 2017
2017 Better Buildings Summit Top Presentations: #3 Beyond Widgets - Racking Up Savings from Systems Approaches to Building Performance
How can we use energy savings measures, big data from buildings and strategic investment planning to capture 20-30% more building energy savings?
September 15, 2017
Photo of Chicago at night.
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
Photo of CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.
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
Image of a zero energy-ready home certified by the U.S. Department of Energy
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.