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June 15, 2017
SSL Manufacturing in America – Lumileds
Lumileds develops and manufactures LEDs as well as automotive lighting products, and distributes them to customers in the U.S. and abroad.
June 13, 2017
Thermal performance testing. Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Making Strides in Building Envelope Technologies
A properly designed and constructed building envelope can greatly increase a building’s energy savings, comfort, and indoor air quality.
June 6, 2017
LED street lighting in a residential area.
Myths on LED Street Lighting
Potential effects of LED street lighting on health and the environment have been a hot topic so we decided to separate fact from fiction.
June 1, 2017
Fix Your Building … in a Box!
After several years of work, the CBI and ET teams partnering with the labs have licensed the manufacture of a new product, the Sensor Suitcase.
May 26, 2017
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The AABC Commissioning Group’s Commissioning Authority Certification Receives DOE Recognition

The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), a nonprofit association supporting commissioning professionals, recently received recognition by the Department...

May 24, 2017
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Improving Air Quality with Advanced Technology

Uncertainty is a significant barrier to market for new technologies. The Department of Energy (DOE) addresses this barrier for building technology...

May 17, 2017
3 Technologies that Will Make Your Home Smarter

How smart is your home? Check out these three innovative products that have hit the market in the last 5 years and are changing the way we live...

May 15, 2017
DOE Recognizes Achievements of Better Buildings Initiative Partners, Results of Technology Campaigns and Accelerators

This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) welcomed 240 organizations as partners into the Better Buildings Alliance, Better Plants, Better...

May 15, 2017
CBI Investigates the Financial Performance of Energy Efficient, High- Performance Office Buildings

Evidence has shown that owning and operating energy-efficient, high-performance properties is a sound investment strategy that results in multiple...

May 11, 2017
Systems Efficiency Gains Steam

In the building efficiency world, we do hold a deep appreciation and growing interest in how the many complex interactions of individual...

May 10, 2017
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Third Round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot Awards 3 Small Businesses in Buildings Sector
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 38 small businesses, including three businesses working on buildings-related issues, to collaborat...
May 10, 2017
4 Technologies Driving Energy Efficiency Jobs

More than 133,000 energy efficiency jobs were added in 2016, bringing the total number of Americans working in the sector to 2.2 million people....

May 9, 2017
Screenshot of the software.
OpenStudio Comes Full Polygon
The original OpenStudio—the EnergyPlus SketchUp plug-in—is going home. Big Ladder Software is taking over the tool, which is being rebranded Euclid.
May 4, 2017
Graphic by Sarah Harman
2 Technologies that Would Have Offered Hope for the Death Star

If only the Empire in Star Wars had known about U.S. Department of Energy resources, the Alliance might never have made that lucky shot. Their...

April 24, 2017
Ryerson University and University of Toronto Team Tops Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced winners of its fourth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition...

April 21, 2017
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
Program helps small businesses tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges.
April 21, 2017
Image courtesy of Daikin.
Retrofitting of Commercial Rooftop Units Results in Savings of $5.6 Million

Earlier this week, the Energy Department’s Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign recognized eight organizations for their exemplary efforts in replacing...

April 20, 2017
Championship Rematch: Latest Better Buildings SWAP Showcases Atlanta vs. Boston

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched the third installment of the "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP," featuring two cities that have...

April 20, 2017
Automated M&V from Noesis.
Leveraging the Power of Data Analytics for Savings Measurement & Verification

American consumers and utilities spend over $7B on demand side management programs, representing a unique opportunity to leverage analytics-based...

April 19, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Building Rooftop Unit Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Better Buildings Alliance's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), is recognizing eight organizations for...

April 19, 2017
Increasing Cost Savings through Participation in the Interior Lighting Campaign
The advancement of the economy is heavily dependent upon the productivity of the commercial sector.
April 19, 2017
“Beacon Products Viper with Beaconnect” : The Viper is an area/roadway luminaire with Beaconnect wireless control system integrated into the fixture. It operates autonomously once programmed, has a real-time clock with battery backup for independent operation or functions as a mesh system when needed. Image courtesy of Hubbell Lighting.
SSL Manufacturing in America – Hubbell Lighting
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, where more than 500 employees are based, Hubbell Lighting is a major manufacturer of LED and conventio...
April 18, 2017
Building Energy Modeling 101: Stock-Level Analysis Use Case
Many energy-efficiency analyses involve entire building stocks rather than individual buildings.
April 14, 2017
Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pumps: An Innovative Technology to Stay Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer
For many homeowners across the U.S., cold climate air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) can be a cost-effective option for improving home comfort.
April 12, 2017
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No Heat? No Problem: This Ultrasonic Dryer Dries Clothes in Half the Time
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed an ultrasonic drying concept that uses vibrations instead of heat to dry clothes.