DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for...

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

Not too long ago, electricity worked as a one-way street—utilities produced energy and people consumed it. Solar energy has changed that model, enabling people who install solar panels on their rooftops to consume the energy generated and sell the rest...

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs),...

3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

Hawaii is known for its pristine beaches, active volcanoes and world-class surfing. It is also known for its extraordinary commitment to clean energy. Roughly 26 percent of the state’s electricity generation comes from renewable sources, and Hawaii is aiming to make that 100 percent by 2045, according to the U.S.

DOE invests millions to improve commercial building efficiency

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. The investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of...

Energy Department thinking green when tackling federal property improvements

Federal real property is getting greener, one lighting fixture, window treatment and HVAC system at a time. The Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently awarded 21 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to energy service companies (ESCOs) to help...

$4 million awarded for geothermal deep direct-use feasibility studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal deep direct-use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies, according to a...

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Loews Hotels & Co.

$32 million designated for work on clean energy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. The 32 awards will help small businesses...

Solar steam transforming food processing

Solar steam transforming food processing

Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, industrial food processing facilities use thermal energy to preserve, prepare and package a diversity of food products. The massive operation requires 11 million megawatt hours of energy annually, presenting ample opportunity to...

$3 million dedicated for computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The U.S. Energy Department has announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program enables the use of...

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

Real estate professionals embrace solar power

New data standards from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will enable thousands of realtors in California to enter details about solar-powered real estate assets into real estate listings for the first time, giving providing millions of Americans the opportunity to easily...

5 myths about LED street lighting

5 myths about LED street lighting

The potential effects of LED street lighting on health and the environment have been a hot topic of discussion over the last year. As this conversation has evolved, so, too, have many misperceptions and mischaracterizations of the facts on LEDs, according to the U.S.

Mass. organization steps up to building challenge

Mass. organization steps up to building challenge

JCHE first affordable housing multifamily agency to achieve Better Buildings Challenge goal

'Expert in a suitcase' cuts power bills 10% in small commercial buildings

'Expert in a suitcase' cuts power bills 10% in small commercial buildings

Sensor Suitcase licensed by two companies to make energy efficiency easier

DOE offers three ways to increase one's energy literacy

DOE offers three ways to increase one's energy literacy

More than six million Americans work in the traditional energy and energy efficiency industries, which added more than 300,000 new jobs in 2016. That’s 14 percent of the nation’s total job growth, according to the U.S.

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce...

DOE analyzing financial performance of high-performance office buildings

Evidence has shown that owning and operating energy efficient, high performance, “green” properties results in multiple benefits, including lower utility bills, higher rents, improved occupancy and greater net operating income. However, it is difficult to isolate and control moderating factors...

Better Buildings Challenge partners save $1.9 billion

Better Buildings Challenge partners save $1.9 billion

Initiative's goal is to make commercial, public, industrial and residential buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next decade

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

When one thinks of energy jobs, they may first picture someone fixing a wind turbine or installing a solar panel. These jobs are certainly on the rise. But as businesses and home owners increasingly seek cost savings on their utility...

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