Majorly awesome military energy savers saluted

Majorly awesome military energy savers saluted

Several military installations make efforts to reduce energy use.

How American businesses lead the way in green-building technology

Green buildings are more sustainable than conventional buildings by using fewer building materials, conserving energy and reducing waste.

Energy-efficient smart windows lowering energy costs

Window innovations developed in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are cutting energy cost for American families, businesses, institutions, and governments every year.

Energy Department recognizes California’s Placer County for leadership in better buildings challenge

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized Placer County for its leadership in improving energy efficiency across its 5-million-square-foot portfolio of county-owned buildings and schools by 20 percent in 10 years.

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Programs helping agricultural producers and small businesses construct renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.

Cutting-edge building technologies offer big energy savings potential

Cutting-edge building technologies offer big energy savings potential

Recent projects sponsored by the Department of Energy target improvements in energy-efficiency.

Design guide helps grocery stores cut energy use

Design guide helps grocery stores cut energy use

Grocery stores are responsible for approximately 9% of the total energy consumed by commercial buildings in the U.S. To reduce this energy impact, a newly released Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores demonstrates how to cut typical energy use in half

DOE releases common definition for zero energy buildings, campuses, communities

DOE releases common definition for zero energy buildings, campuses, communities

Publication provides important guidelines for measurement and implementation, specifically explaining how to use this definition for building projects.

Dow partners to commercialize advanced energy-saving sealant for buildings

Dow partners to commercialize advanced energy-saving sealant for buildings

Drafty buildings are a thermostat’s worst enemy. Leaks around windows and a multitude of other breaches in the building envelope can cause heat and air-conditioning systems to run excessively, wasting energy as it continually warms — or cools and dehumidifies — the invading outside air.

A winning light bulb shows potential to save nation billions

A winning light bulb shows potential to save nation billions

LED bulbs changing the landscape of the lighting industry.

Berkeley lab's gas-filled insulation rivals fiber in buildings sector

Berkeley lab's gas-filled insulation rivals fiber in buildings sector

Within weeks of seeing a story online about gas-filled insulation panels, Bill Lippy, the president of Florida-based reflective insulation company FiFoil, was on a plane to California to view the prototype.

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab highlights cutting-edge innovations in building technologies, many in partnership with industry.

Building Technologies Office challenges national labs to rethink market engagement strategy

Agency currently leads a network of research and industry partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for nation’s buildings.

Cool roofs: An easy upgrade

Cool roofs: An easy upgrade

Check out Google Earth – the ‘view from above’ of your favorite American city. Those dark roofs of the office buildings, warehouses and shopping centers heat up to 50 degrees hotter than light-colored roofs.

3 ways to improve air quality

3 ways to improve air quality

Controlling contaminants, improving ventilation and using air cleaners key to enhancements.

New efficiency standards announced for HVAC systems

New efficiency standards announced for HVAC systems

U.S. Department of Energy anticipates that businesses will save $167 billion on utility bills over the lifetime of products developed to increased standards.

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

The amount of renewable energy from wind turbines, solar panels, and other technologies now equals roughly 10 percent of the nation's energy use.

White House reveals clean energy commitments

White House reveals clean energy commitments

President Obama unveiled a set of impressive private and public sector commitments aimed at accelerating the nation’s transition to a cleaner and more productive energy economy.

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