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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.

October 5, 2015
Springboarding Building Energy Savings in India and the U.S.
CBERD is a five-year virtual R&D center with more than 30 institutional and industry partners from both nations.
September 30, 2015
Uptake: The CBI Blog
DOE Releases Updated Versions of EnergyPlus and OpenStudio

With the end of fiscal year 2015 approaching, DOE is releasing updates to its flagship building energy modeling software products, EnergyPlus and...

September 29, 2015
Photo of the front of the 3D-printed house.
The World’s Largest 3D Printed House at EERE Industry Day
Complexity, customization and cost are three of the most prevalent barriers to technology integration in commercial buildings.
September 22, 2015
What Will Be This Year’s vA3C?
The AEC Technology Symposium and Hackathon brings together software developers that work in and around the architecture, engineering, and construct...
September 16, 2015
NREL Research Support Facility, photo credit: Bill Gillies, NREL
DOE Releases Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses, and Communities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition...

September 14, 2015
Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager Program Becomes First Credential Recognized under Better Buildings Workforce Gui...

This week, the Department announced that the Association of Energy Engineers’ (AEE) Certified Energy Manager® is the first certification program to...

September 3, 2015
Unmet Hours is a question-and-answer resource for the building energy modeling community.
Happy Birthday Unmet Hours!

A year ago this week, a star was born. Working with IBPSA-USA, the US chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, and...

August 25, 2015
It's All About the Data: How the Building Performance Database is Informing Decisions on Energy Efficiency
Since its initial launch in the summer of 2013, the Building Performance Database (BPD) has grown to include over 800,000 records from existing res...
August 25, 2015
EnergyPlus and OpenStudio sites allow for easy user feedback through recently launched new portals.
EnergyPlus and OpenStudio Get New User Feedback Portals

DOE and NREL, with help from Big Ladder Software, recently launched user feedback portals for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio, ensuring that the...

August 24, 2015
Welcome to Uptake: The CBI Blog
Welcome to Uptake, a new blog featuring the latest information from the Energy Department's Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) program.