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December 7, 2022

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Steps to Electrify and Cut Emissions from Federal Buildings

DOE announces proposed rulemaking to electrify new or newly renovated federal buildings.

December 2, 2022

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Department of Energy Boosts Climate Change Mitigation at Federal Facilities through the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations Federal Agency Call

The U.S Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint.

October 25, 2022

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Performance Contracting National Resource Center Releases Training Series to Strengthen the Performance Contracting Workforce

This no-cost, accredited, on-demand interactive training series is designed to support performance contracting and workforce development in the federal and MUSH markets.

June 3, 2022

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DOE Invests $6 Million in Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technologies at Federal Facilities

DOE selected Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to receive up to $6 million to help expand the deployment of geothermal heating and cooling technology at federal sites

May 5, 2022

Biden Administration Proposes New, Cost-Saving Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Water Heaters

Proposed rule for water heaters will reduce emissions, save consumers $140 million annually

March 30, 2022

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DOE Releases Energy-Saving Rules for Federal Buildings and Proposes New Standards for Consumer Appliances

Federal Building Energy Code Requirements and Residential Appliance Proposals Would Save Americans Millions in Energy Costs and Advance Carbon Reduction Efforts. Biden Administration to Finalize 100 Actions to Save Households $100 Annually.

November 15, 2021

Department of Energy Announces 2021 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

Congratulations to the 18 winners of the 2021 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

August 23, 2021

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Energy Exchange 2021 Drives Progress toward Federal Sustainability

Energy Exchange 2021 brought together nearly 2,000 attendees from the federal energy and water-management community for more than 40 technical training sessions, plenaries, and timely discussions of the Biden Administration's ambitious climate goals.

April 27, 2021

Department of Energy Boosts Climate Change Mitigation at Federal Facilities through Efficient, Clean Energy Projects

DOE issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint.

April 5, 2021

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EMPOWER Wall Installed at ORNL Demonstration Site

The EMPOWER Wall is a first-of-its-kind smart wall that combines advanced manufacturing, building innovations, and power electronics.