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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.
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
A large office space in a commercial building, showing lots of cubicles.
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 DOE.
May 24, 2017
Air-handling unit, with A, B, C and D points marked for clean air moving, regeneration exhaust, outside air and return air.
Improving Air Quality with Advanced Technology
Uncertainty is a significant barrier to market for new technologies.
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.
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
Small Business Vouchers Pilot logo.
Third Round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot Awards 3 Small Businesses in Buildings Sector
DOE has selected 38 small businesses, including three businesses working on buildings-related issues, to collaborate with national lab researchers.
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.