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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) success stories are listed below by program.

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March 9, 2016
Energy Department financial support for Alaska is helping remote facilities like the Toksook Bay Well House to identify critical savings opportunities with energy monitoring software. Toksook Bay has a population of about 600.
Building Energy Monitoring Software Aids Native Alaskan Villages

Energy Department financial aid to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy is especially critical in Alaska because harsh climate and the...

February 29, 2016
Before-and-after scenes of the energy-saving renovations at Oregon's Lowell School District in summer 2015. Upgrades included insulation of attics and exterior walls, roof replacements, and removal and replacement of asbestos siding.
Oregon School District Benefits from Energy Improvements

Financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy to Oregon's state energy office has helped the state support energy retrofits for several...

February 18, 2016
Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz visited Alaska this week and recognized the Community Efficiency Champions who have pledged to improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs through the Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition.
Community Efficiency Champions Designated in Alaska

As part of the Energy Department's Remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition, 64 communities ranging in population from 34 to 3,200...

January 6, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Jasmine Ramero found a new career in weatherization with help from the Energy Department.| Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.
EERE Success Story—How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life
EERE Success Story—How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life
December 21, 2015
State Energy Program funds from the U.S. Department of Energy supported the installation of batteries to store energy from this solar system at Nevada's Beaver Dam State Park near the Utah border.
Nevada’s State Park System Strengthens Attractions with Solar

The state park system across the U.S. is critical to historic preservation, natural history, wildlife conservation, and education. The Energy...

December 21, 2015
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories
EERE Success Story—Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency
EERE Success Story—Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency
December 15, 2015
Paul Thomsen, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, announces the new Nevada Electric Highway Joint Initiative in Carson City, Nevada. He was joined at the event by Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, left, NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The Initiative received financial support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program.
EERE Success Story—Nevada Strengthens Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Major U.S. Highway
EERE Success Story—Nevada Strengthens Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Major U.S. Highway
December 10, 2015
Students participating in the NEED Project at Scituate High and Calcutt Middle Schools planted 14 trees in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Photo Courtesy | Rhode Island Public Schools
EERE Success Story—Rhode Island Schools Teach Energy Essentials
EERE Success Story—Rhode Island Schools Teach Energy Essentials
November 25, 2015
West Plains, Missouri, Mayor Jack Pahlmann issued a proclamation recognizing National Weatherization Day on Oct. 30.  Here, the Mayor (in sport coat and red shirt) presents his proclamation at a West Plains home undergoing weatherization. Weatherization funding for the home comes, in part, from the U.S. Department of Energy.
States Celebrate National Weatherization Day

With winter approaching, our office recently joined states and the District of Columbia in recognizing National Weatherization Day on October 30. ...

November 4, 2015
Energy Department Announces Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program National Evaluation Results

The Energy Department announced today the results of a major national evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)...

October 30, 2015
A Home Energy Professionals Certifications Energy Auditor performs a Blower Door Test in Colorado.
Energy Department Celebrates National Weatherization Day

The Energy Department joins states across the nation today in celebrating National Weatherization Day, a salute to the mission undertaken by the...

October 21, 2015
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#HeatChat @Energy: Ask Us Your Home Heating Questions

Have questions about how to prepare your home for the winter months ahead? Join us Thursday, October 22 at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat.

October 9, 2015
The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, established an energy savings performance contract to make HVAC and lighting improvements in several city buildings, saving money and improving comfort for building occupants. | Courtesy of Greensburg, KY
EERE Success Story—Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State
EERE Success Story—Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State
October 9, 2015
The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, established an energy savings performance contract to make HVAC and lighting improvements in several city buildings, saving money and improving comfort for building occupants. | Courtesy of Greensburg, Kentucky
Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State

The Energy Department is continuing partnerships with state and local governments to advance efficiency in both energy and water use. One way of...

October 6, 2015
Energy Department Announces State Energy Program National Evaluation Results

The Energy Department announced today the results of a major national evaluation during a typical year in the State Energy Program (SEP) operations...

September 21, 2015
Students participating in the NEED Project at Scituate High and Calcutt Middle Schools planted 14 trees in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Energy Department Helps Rhode Island Schools Teach Energy Essentials

As the school year begins anew across the nation, Rhode Island is at the frontier of energy education, offering a state-of-the-art curriculum in...

September 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces the Results of a National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program

The Energy Department announced today the release of a major national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

August 20, 2015
Art created by a student at John Briggs Elementary School as part of their recent Green Ceremony.  John Briggs Elementary is one of the Massachusetts schools switching their heating fuel source from petroleum based fuels to wood pellets.
Massachusetts Schools Switch to Wood Pellets

As students head back to school in Massachusetts, they will have an opportunity to learn firsthand about clean energy in the classroom. Several...

February 19, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Jasmine Ramero found a new career in weatherization with help from the Energy Department.| Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life

Jasmine Ramero learned how to weatherize homes through a program supported by the Energy Department, as a member of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps....

February 19, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

February 12, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to trainin...
December 17, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Best Practices in Energy Data Collection, Tools for Water Use Reduction, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

December 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

December 2, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

November 14, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...