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September 25, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices
DOE announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement.
July 1, 2020
Study Examines Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED Packages, Based on LM-80 Data
To inform understanding of LED reliability and lifetime, DOE has released results of a study assessing the major phosphor-converted LED package types.
May 21, 2020
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Building Technologies Office Funds 20 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects
As part of a recent $53 million DOE announcement for SBIR and STTR R&D projects, EERE announced selection of 106 new projects across 26 states.
April 30, 2020
A Recap of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop
The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, drew lighting experts from around the world to San Diego.
February 25, 2020
Five Lighting Projects Among Recipients of DOE Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Awards
DOE announced $74 million for 63 projects to improve the energy performance of our nation’s buildings and electric grid.
February 10, 2020
Department of Energy Announces up to $47.7 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), ...
BTO awarded $47.7 million to 23 competitively selected projects to pursue innovations that can advance the goals of the BENEFIT FOA.
January 23, 2020
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DOE Publishes 2019 Lighting R&D Opportunities Document
This document covers foundational R&D needs for lighting technology and lighting application understanding that will result in maximum energy savings.
January 22, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Publishes New Energy Savings Forecast for Solid-State Lighting
DOE has published the latest edition of its biennial report, Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications.
December 20, 2019
Energy Department Announces Winners of Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition
Today, EERE announced the winners of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition.
December 19, 2019
Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize
The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge consists of six individual challenges to find ideas that will enhance manufacturing in the U.S.
November 4, 2019
Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities
BTO has issued an RFI to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE lighting research and development (R&D) portfolio.
October 23, 2019
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An Update on Stress Testing Results for Multi-Source LED Lighting
DOE released a new report which focuses on determining the mechanisms of optical change in multi-source LED lighting products.
October 18, 2019
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New Study Validates Color Rendition Specification Criteria Based on TM-30
PNNL released the results of a DOE-funded study, published in Lighting Research & Technology, that validates color preference specification criteria..
October 7, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Launches Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize
EERE is announcing a new manufacturing prize as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge: The Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize.
August 15, 2019
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Next Generation Lighting Systems Launches Next Phase of Indoor Evaluations; Outdoor Evaluations Set to Start
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program, managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...
August 7, 2019
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New Department of Energy Research Shows Robustness of LED Drivers, Confirms Effectiveness of Test Method to Improve Reliability
A new DOE report, Accelerated Stress Testing Results on Single-Channel and Multichannel Drivers – the third in a series on light-emitting diode...
May 16, 2019
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Documenting the Potential Benefits of Tunable LED Classroom Lighting
The final results are in for a DOE evaluation of tunable-white LED lighting systems at an elementary school in Folsom, CA.
April 23, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
March 6, 2019
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An Update on Stress-Testing Results for OLED Lighting
To provide information and analysis to the lighting industry, DOE has released the latest in a series of reports about OLED lighting technology.
February 12, 2019
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2019 Solid-State Lighting Research and Development Workshop
Lighting scientists continue to come up with breakthrough innovations in LED and OLED technology that drive the limits of energy-efficient lighting...
February 5, 2019
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A New Study on Handheld Flicker Meters
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the findings of a new study on handheld flicker meters.
January 30, 2019
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Student Poster Winners Announced at DOE SSL R&D Workshop
DOE announced the winners of the 2019 Student Poster Competition at the 16th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop.
January 29, 2019
Energy Department Announces $42M in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research of innovative building technologies.
December 19, 2018
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PoE Connected Lighting System Energy Losses in Ethernet Cables – Part 2
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the latest findings (Part 2) from a continued investigation into energy losses in Ethernet cables...
December 18, 2018
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technolog...
EERE expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million