Quantifying the financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

Quantifying the financial benefits of multifamily retrofits

There are nearly half a million multifamily units in Chicago. More than 60% of low-income individuals living in multifamily buildings in Chicago reside in buildings that are more than 75 years old. This situation presents significant potential for energy savings.

Cleveland Clinic launches health care industry's largest green revolving fund

Cleveland Clinic launches health care industry's largest green revolving fund

The Cleveland Clinic has established the largest green revolving fund in the health care industry to date, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. Clinic officials announced its $7.5 million green revolving fund to...

Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in first-year energy savings

Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in first-year energy savings

In its first year, the Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign saw an energy savings of 1.3 trillion BTUs, or the equivalent of $13.5 million, according to a department release. The program exceeded an initial goal of replacing 100,000 indoor...

Aging building gets new energy efficient life

Aging building gets new energy efficient life

Massachusetts project converts school into 12 high-performance apartments that capitalizes on solar water heating technology.

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

3M, Schneider use performance strategies to make manufacturing facilities more efficient

Two global leaders in energy management, 3M Company and Schneider Electric, recognized the benefits of a standardized approach to energy management and, in response, are expanding certification of their manufacturing facilities to ISO 50001 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s...

Energy lab collaborates with industry on award-winning building envelope technology

Energy lab collaborates with industry on award-winning building envelope technology

LIQUIDARMOR, a sprayable liquid sealant developed by Dow Chemical Co. and evaluated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), recently won the 2016 Gold Edison Award for Building Construction & Lighting Innovations, according to the U.S.

DOE, CoStar partner to expand visibility of benchmark data

DOE, CoStar partner to expand visibility of benchmark data

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CoStar Group have partnered to bring building energy data to the most widely used commercial real estate databases in the United States, the U.S.

Energy Department paper offers water management strategies

Manufacturers are increasingly trying to get a better handle on their water usage. Cutting water use can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and lessen environmental impacts.

3-D printing transforms wind turbine manufacturing

3-D printing transforms wind turbine manufacturing

From medical devices to airplane components, three-dimensional printing – also called additive manufacturing – is transforming the manufacturing industry, according to the Department of Energy. Now, research that supports the Energy Department’s Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) initiative is applying 3-D-printing...

Energy Department invests $14 million to increase efficiency of nation’s homes, buildings

As part of the Obama administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Department of Energy has awarded $14 million to projects aimed at increasing the efficiency of the nation’s homes...

Testing of next-generation rooftop unit doubles efficiency

Testing of next-generation rooftop unit doubles efficiency

Trane Commercial Systems and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have attained 25 percent greater performance from a baseline commercial rooftop air-conditioning unit (RTU) by improving the mechanical system design and switching to a lower-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, according to...

Energy Department announces funding to integrate solar energy into electrical grid

As part of the its ongoing effort to modernize the nation’s grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, the Energy Department has announced $25 million in available funding through Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) to help software...

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Six organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for replacing and upgrading rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), according to a release from the agency. The organizations in a single...

Energy Department recognizes top schools, districts for efficiency efforts

Forty-seven schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions from across the county have been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness and ensure effective sustainability...

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