Quick-service restaurant company commits to reduce energy use and improve environmental footprint
February 11, 2016
The Wendy’s Co. announced it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge with a commitment to reduce energy consumption in U.S. company-owned restaurants by 20 percent per transaction by 2025.
Three Hilton properties recognized for energy efficiency programs
January 11, 2016
Hilton Worldwide announced that it is the first hospitality company to achieve Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for leadership and improvement in energy management and productivity at three hotels.
Businesses expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills
December 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and commercial warm air furnaces that DOE said will save more energy than any other standard issued to date.
Technologies display promise for technical and commercial impact, but are too early for private-sector investment
December 7, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $125 million in funding for 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). These new projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program.
Furthers SunShot Initiative goal to make solar fully cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy
November 27, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $22.7 million for 23 projects designed to significantly reduce the costs of solar energy systems across a variety of technologies. The new projects will promote the next generation of products, services, and manufacturing processes.
Substantial cost reductions are continuing to drive the adoption of clean energy technologies
November 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. Building upon past reports, it shows a significant increase in deployment and a decrease in cost of clean technologies including solar and wind.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the JUMP initiative is seeking to connect innovators with industry to make the most creative building efficiency ideas a reality. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and industry partners want to collaborate to solve some of the challenges facing the building energy efficiency industry.
A select group of cities and states will receive technical assistance, participate in peer exchange
November 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative, a strategic effort to help cities and states manage building energy performance data and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements in their jurisdictions.
Arby’s has committed to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years
November 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge program recognized Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. for its leadership in energy efficiency and 38 percent energy savings at its flagship restaurant in Atlanta.