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September 17, 2020
EERE Success Story – Kaiser Permanente’s Silver Spring Data Center Upgrades
Kaiser Permanente received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration Data Center Energy Efficiency Program to upgrade data centers.
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 Gove...
EERE announced a new competitive FOA that provides up to $10 million to validate novel building technology performance in public buildings.
May 12, 2020
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Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
Expanding Efficiency in West Virginia’s Industrial Sector
May 1, 2020
Perryville PK-12 School in Perryville, Alaska
Alaska Helps Remote Schools save Energy and Money with DOE Investment
DOE's EERE is helping to support energy-and-cost-saving projects in public facilities in rural Alaskan communities.
April 9, 2020
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North Carolina Upgrade and Save
With the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, North Carolina is making ENERGY STAR upgrades.
March 16, 2020
New Hampshire Seed Funds Help Advance Energy Efficiency in Small Town Schools
New Hampshire created the School Energy Efficiency Development Grant.
March 4, 2020
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North Carolina’s Roadmap to a Clean-Energy Market
With financial support from DOE, the state-led coalition worked to advance the southeastern clean-energy market in three phases.
February 19, 2020
Southeastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
Eastern States Plan for Emergency Response and Workforce Development
December 16, 2019
Driving Clean Energy Manufacturing Competition in Michigan
Driving Clean Energy Manufacturing Competition in Michigan
With funding from DOE's SEP program within EERE, the State of Michigan created a roadmap.
December 9, 2019
Small Business “Most Sustainable Trips” Winner
New Hampshire is Challenging Commuters to Rideshare
Ridesharing can save commuters money, time, and stress.
November 18, 2019
Storage system at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
New Mexico Reduces Energy Use in Local Government Buildings
New Mexico has developed a program to help loped a program to help local governments access energy savings performance contracting.
October 25, 2019
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Rhode Island Paving the Way for Successful Home Energy Labeling
The State of Rhode Island has created a tool to help promote residential energy scorecards.
October 16, 2019
Combining Solar and Energy Storage Systems to Save Money in California
Combining Solar and Energy Storage Systems to Save Money in California
The City of Del Mar increased their energy cost savings and improved energy resiliency with the help of the California Energy Commission, and DOE.
September 23, 2019
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EERE Success Story — A Trained Workforce in Georgia is Reducing Building Energy Use and Yielding Cost Savings
EERE helps educates and trains American workers and equip the future workforce with skills to succeed in a modern economy.
September 12, 2019
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Forestry Division Saves Money by Switching to Solar
New Mexico’s Forestry Division installed a 10.3kW PV system and battery storage to help maintain Cimarron District Office ops during wildfires,
August 19, 2019
Eliminating Energy Waste in the Heartland
EERE Success Story — Eliminating Energy Waste in the Heartland: Clarifying the CHP Permitting Process in Iowa
Learn how Iowa is streamlining the permitting process for combined heat and power systems.
July 30, 2019
Photos: Courtesy of the New Mexico State Energy Office
EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Six Step Cycle for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
EERE's State Energy Program sponsored New Mexico’s creation of a six-step program to improve energy efficiency in General Service Buildings.
July 17, 2019
EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
June 19, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Washington State Increases Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects through an Energy Performance Management Strategy
EERE’s State Energy Program%2C Washington State agencies have improved benchmarking compliance from 17% to 72% in less than two years.
June 10, 2019
PennTAP onsite visit a U.S. Silica plant
EERE Success Story—Energy Efficiency Site Assessments Provide Energy Savings for Pennsylvania Companies
EERE’s State Energy Office experts find annual energy (320,000 kWh) and cost ($39K) savings potential at U.S. Silica in Pennsylvania.
May 29, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Montana Helps Increase Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools
MTSEP launched the SMART Schools Challenge, a friendly competition to help school districts reduce energy and save money.
May 13, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Reducing Energy Costs in Kansas Food Markets and Grocery Stores
The Kansas State Energy Office, with an investment from the U.S. DOE's SEP, is helping to mitigate operating cost burdens for rural food markets.
April 5, 2019
City of Fennimore Wisconsin
Wisconsin Town Converts all Exterior Fixtures in Publicly Owned Buildings to LED
In 2010, using U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program funding, a group of communities in Southwest Wisconsin came together to create...
March 21, 2019
A worker walks through a bioenergy plant.
Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy
Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy