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April 21, 2017
A drone conducts an aerial inspection of a wind turbine.
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
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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
Line graph showing before retrofit and after retrofit: 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.
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.
April 4, 2017
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researcher in the lab. Image courtesy of NREL.
Cultivating New Technologies with Industry Incubator Program
The Emerging Technologies program supports innovative, early-stage R&D projects that de-risk the critical technical issues for next-generation energy
April 4, 2017
3 Emerging National Lab Technologies in Building Energy Efficiency
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories are getting three more energy efficiency technologies ready for market evaluat...
April 3, 2017
A recent report funded by the U.S. Department of Energy takes a closer look at how sport venues are finding opportunities to deploy energy saving strategies.
Play Ball! American Baseball Stadiums Round the Bases on Energy Efficiency

Taking the Field, a recent report funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, takes a closer look at how sport venues are finding opportunities to...

March 30, 2017
Lucid Leverages DOE Tools and Small Business Program to Deliver Enhanced Energy Data Services
Oakland-based Lucid leveraged DOE’s Building Performance Database and Small Business Voucher program to develop a free energy benchmarking service.
March 29, 2017
SSL Manufacturing in America – Cree Inc.
Durham, N.C.-based Cree Inc., got its start in 1987 and has been working with LED technology pretty much ever since, so its growth and evolution re...
March 29, 2017
Building Energy Modeling 101: Inherent Performance Rating Use Case
A building’s inherent energy performance is attributed to the building itself rather than to weather, occupancy, or use.
March 21, 2017
ORNL Researcher Recognized for Innovation in Energy Efficiency
In 2017, Dr. Roderick Jackson from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was awarded with an Innovator of the Year award at the Young, Gifted & Emp...
March 20, 2017
We've Got Energy Savings, Yes We Do. We’ve Got Water Savings, How About You?
Sports venues, often iconic community structures, are not only where our favorite teams compete, but also home to a new, emerging competition.
March 14, 2017
Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case
A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC).
March 7, 2017
Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down
Americans invest billions each year in real estate, but how much do they pay attention to protecting their investment? Many owners don’t know som...
March 3, 2017
New Research from NIST Identifies Research Needs for Alternative Refrigerants
Results from a new Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) funded study in the prestigious journal Nature Communications sugg...
March 2, 2017
Hawaii Says Aloha to Building Energy Savings

In December, members of Hawaii’s energy community—including Hawaii Energy and the Blue Planet Foundation—testified during the State Energy...

February 28, 2017
Building Energy Modeling 101: Architectural Design Use Case
Building energy modeling (BEM) is a tool that helps architects solve many of the complex problems they face during the design process.
January 17, 2017
simuwatt® Energy Auditor uses a software guided mobile workflow and cloud-based collaboration and analysis to reduce the cost of auditing and modeling existing commercial buildings by 25%. Developed with technical assistance from NREL, simuwatt® leverages DOE’s open-source modeling tools EnergyPlus and OpenStudio. Image: simuwatt.
simuwatt Relaunches Energy Auditor
After a successful Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) prototype and pilot, Denver-based si...
January 12, 2017
Energy Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognize Corcoran Management Company's Canterbury Towers for Energy ...

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Better Buildings Challenge...