Department publishes data toolkit to make buildings more effecient

As part of its effort to help make buildings 20 percent more efficient over the next decade, the U.S. Department of Energy has published a informational resources toolkit through its Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator. Developed in partnership with 18...

Energy Department launches solar data initiative

The Energy Department has awarded nearly $4 million for projects to increase access to solar data, the agency said in a press release. Four partners will help launch the new Orange Button initiative, which will increase solar market transparency and...

Project aims to make wind power more reliable, efficient, easier to integrate into power grid

Project aims to make wind power more reliable, efficient, easier to integrate into power grid

Deep in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and Oregon, an extensive data collection effort is underway. It’s all part of the Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain’s (WFIP 2) effort to improve wind forecasts, according to the U.S.

ASHRAE, AIA team to improve energy efficiency

ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas, the organizations have announced. The agreement states that the two groups will work jointly...

DOE's Interior Lighting Campaign achieving success

America spends more than $200 billion to power commercial buildings, with lighting accounting for $40 billion of that total, according to the Department of Energy. The Better Buildings Initiative (BB) works with a variety of market sectors to develop innovative solutions to decrease energy costs without adversely affecting productivity.

3D printing enables new generation of heat exchangers

3D printing enables new generation of heat exchangers

Prototype weighs 20 percent less, performs 20 percent more efficiently and can be manufactured more quickly.

70 manufacturing facilities receive Energy Star certification

70 manufacturing facilities receive Energy Star certification

Seventy manufacturing plants across the country have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. Collectively, the facilities cut their energy bills by $476 million and reduced greenhouse gas emissions...

Orlando, developer successfully take up Better Buildings Challenge

The city of Orlando and Parkway Properties have received national recognition for leadership in improving energy efficiency across a combined 20 million square feet of building space by 20 percent within 10 years. Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better...

USGBC teams with DOE Better Buildings program

USGBC teams with DOE Better Buildings program

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently formalized its commitment to become a U.S.

8 buildings join Denver's roster of Star-rated structures

Eight public buildings in Denver, consisting of 3 million square feet owned and managed by the city and county of Denver, have been given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s sustainability stamp of approval in the form of ENERGY STAR certification,...

Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

Beyond benchmarking: Unlocking value for utilities

This document helps utilities identify new, untapped datasets that are emerging related to the energy performance of buildings, and how this information can be applied to expand market intelligence and create business value.

What’s a green building worth?

Resources available to assist appraisers in understanding the costs and benefits of green strategies.

Washington school district makes grade in energy efficiency

Washington school district makes grade in energy efficiency

Camas School District reduces energy use by 20 percent.

Springboarding building energy savings in India and the U.S.

Virtual research and development center includes more than 30 institutional and industry partners from both nations.

Window technology first of its kind for commercial buildings

OptiQ Ultra Thermal Window series designed to never rot, warp or buckle due to moisture and weather exposure.

New rating system for enhancing window energy performance

New rating system for enhancing window energy performance

Program to help consumers identify most efficient models.

New Bedford builds foundation for energy-centric economic development

New Bedford builds foundation for energy-centric economic development

City uses federal money to design and implement a modern energy infrastructure.

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