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Welcome to Uptake: The CBI Blog. Here you'll find news from the Energy Department's Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) program and partners.

March 31, 2021

Net Zero Buildings Week: Commercial Buildings

It is Net Zero Buildings Week, and BTO is celebrating by promoting the great work underway to advance our buildings towards a net-zero future.

March 10, 2021

​U.S. Department of Energy Technology Campaigns: Getting to Scale

Learn about the tech campaigns that help new technologies gain widespread adoption and building owners achieve significant energy savings.

January 20, 2021

DOE Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies

DOE expects the technologies to significantly improve energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and building-to-grid capabilities.

January 20, 2021

Department of Energy Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies

DOE selects two state energy offices, four local governments, and a State Judicial Council to install and evaluate promising building technologies.

July 30, 2020

System Retrofit Trends in Commercial Buildings: Opportunities for Deeper Energy Savings

Systems-based retrofit strategies have significant energy-savings potential, providing anywhere from 49% to 82% in additional energy savings.

June 26, 2020

Beyond Efficiency: The Benefits of High-Impact Buildings Technologies in the Public Sector

EERE recently launched new initiatives focused on technology field validation, the testing of near-commercial-ready technologies.

June 26, 2020

Department of Energy Releases New Funding Opportunity to Validate Novel Building Technology Performance with State, Local and Tribal Governments

EERE announced a new competitive FOA that provides up to $10 million to validate novel building technology performance in public buildings.

February 6, 2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Releases Draft Toolkits for Commercial Buildings

The toolkits provide step-by-step information on the technology packages from project applicability checklists to operations and maintenance manuals.

September 11, 2019

Better Buildings Adds New Resources to Help Institutions Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements

The U.S. Department of Energy released a new Better Buildings Initiative resource, the Healthcare Financing Primer.

June 25, 2019

New Advanced Energy Design Guide Published for High Performance Offices

ASHRAE has released the "Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy."