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October 22, 2019
Economic Dispatch of Combined Heat & Power System in Upstate New York
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently completed preliminary testing of its promising Economic Dispatch.
March 13, 2019
EERE Success Story—Making Precast Concrete Façades with 3D-Printed Molds
With BTO and AMO funding, ORNL developed the technology to manufacture the precast concrete panels that make up the façade of the Domino Sugar Site A
January 25, 2019
Hand holding the electrochemical humidity control device prior to installation at the Statue of Liberty Museum.
EERE Success Story—DOE Small Business Innovation Research Award Winner Installs Electrochemical Humidity Control Devices at Two U.S. Museums
Xergy Inc., a small company from Delaware, utilized SBIR funding under the authorization of DOE's BTO, to develop a novel microclimate control system.
June 5, 2018
idaho fire truck OEMR
EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
November 1, 2017
bto radon success story
EERE Success Story—Using Advanced Modeling Tools to Make More Efficient Fans
The Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is researching opportunities to make homes safer and more efficient through SBIR.
December 22, 2016
Success Stories
EERE Success Story—Sowing the Seeds for Improved Home Energy Efficiency in Florida
A common obstacle to accelerating American investment in home energy efficiency is the up-front cost of home energy upgrades and other sustainable ...
December 13, 2016
Photo Courtesy | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
EERE Success Story—Aeroseal and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Develop Technology to Find and Fill Building Energy Leaks

Many residential and commercial buildings leak air like sieves, wasting up to 40% of their heating and cooling energy. The primary reason for this...

December 6, 2016
Success Stories
EERE Success Story—L Prize™ Competition Drives LED Lighting Innovation, Energy Savings

As light-emitting diode (LED) performance continues to improve and prices continue to drop, adoption continues to increase. According to the latest...

December 5, 2016
Success Stories
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Toolkits Help Businesses Save Money from Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The toolkit integrates new and existing technical tools that give small and medium commercial buildings the ability to analyze and evaluate...

November 17, 2016
LED patient room lighting system. Photo Courtesy|Philips Lighting Research North America
EERE Success Story—Tunable LED Patient-Room Lighting Offers Energy Efficiency and More

Healthcare accounts for 9% of the energy used in U.S. commercial buildings, and lighting represents the largest electricity use in all of...

September 20, 2016
Man standing next to a refrigeration system at the laboratory.
EERE Success Story—New Advanced Refrigeration Technology Provides Clean Energy, Low Utility Bills for Supermarkets
EERE Success Story—New Advanced Refrigeration Technology Provides Clean Energy, Low Utility Bills for Supermarkets
August 4, 2016
BEMOSS deployment in Equipment Bureau building in Arlington, VA, for control of lighting circuits. Photo Courtesy: BEMOSS team, Virginia Tech
EERE Success Story—Software Platform Offers Underserved Smaller Buildings Sector an Innovative Solution for Cutting Energy Costs and Waste
For the past two years, a team of professors and graduate students at Virginia Tech, in close consultation with industry, have been developing BEMO...
July 21, 2016
Success Stories
EERE Success Story—LED Lighting in the Classroom for Energy Efficiency and Enhanced Learning

Energy costs are a large operational expense for schools and universities – comprising the second-largest such expense for school districts, after...

July 13, 2016
Photo Courtesy | Lumileds
EERE Success Story—Improving the Efficiency and Lowering the Cost of LED Lighting
EERE Success Story—Improving the Efficiency and Lowering the Cost of LED Lighting
June 7, 2016
QM Power discusses the company's new refrigeration motor with a supermarket. (Source: QM Power)
EERE Success Story—Revolutionary Refrigeration Motor Slashes Supermarket Energy Usage
Thanks to a DOE Building Technologies Office funding award, QM Power is demonstrating its technology, called the Q-Sync fan motor, in supermarkets.
June 1, 2016
EERE Success Story—Dow Partners with ORNL to Commercialize Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings
Dow Partners with ORNL to Commercialize Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings
May 4, 2016
Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
EERE Success Story—Energy-Efficient Heat Pump for Colder Regions Keeps Residents Cozy with Lower Utility Bills
EERE Success Story—Energy-Efficient Heat Pump for Colder Regions Keeps Residents Cozy with Lower Utility Bills
March 31, 2016
PPG Industries’ online tool, Construct, allows users to quickly build a virtual Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) and calculate its thermal and optical properties. Image credit: PPG Industries.
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficient Windows to Reach Market Quicker with New Tool
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficient Windows to Reach Market Quicker with New Tool
March 17, 2016
The University of Maryland used direct metal printing—a 3D printing technology—to manufacture a unique miniaturized air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger as a single, continuous piece. Image: University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering.
EERE Success Story—3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers
EERE Success Story—3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers
January 14, 2016
Image courtesy of Daikin.
EERE Success Story—DOE Industry Partnerships Lead to Widespread Adoption of Efficient Commercial Air Conditioners
EERE Success Story—DOE Industry Partnerships Lead to Widespread Adoption of Efficient Commercial Air Conditioners
December 22, 2015
Highly efficient Building America test house in Russellville, AL. Photo Courtesy: Levy Partnership
EERE Success Story—Performance Improvements for Factory-Built Homes
EERE Success Story—Performance Improvements for Factory-Built Homes
September 30, 2015
A historic home with low-e storm windows. Image: QUANTA Technologies, Inc.
EERE Success Story—Performance Validation of Low-e Storm Windows Paves Way for Market Acceptance
EERE Success Story—Performance Validation of Low-e Storm Windows Paves Way for Market Acceptance
September 15, 2015
Xergy Inc. and an industrial partner are collaborating on a hybrid water heater that incorporates an Xergy-developed electrochemical compressor. Image: Xergy, Inc.
EERE Success Story—Xergy Develops Breakthrough Water Heater Compressor
EERE Success Story—Xergy Develops Breakthrough Water Heater Compressor
September 9, 2015
Low-E windows – featuring an energy-saving technology developed at Berkeley National Laboratory– are now found in 80% of homes and 50% of buildings in the United States.
EERE Success Story—Energy-Efficient Smart Windows are Lowering Energy Costs
EERE Success Story—Energy-Efficient Smart Windows are Lowering Energy Costs
February 20, 2015
Success Stories
EERE Success Story—New Refrigerant Boosts Energy Efficiency of Supermarket Display Cases
Research supported by the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office that led to a major breakthrough in refrigeration systems’ efficiency is no