Initiative aims to develop more sustainable communities
December 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities have announced the launch of the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help achieve zero energy use in buildings.
Award recognizes innovative research with commercial potential
November 18, 2016
An HVAC technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has won one of this year’s R&D 100 Awards. The winning technology is called “HVAC Load Reduction Technology for Commercial Buildings.”
Can achieve 10-20 percent energy savings in a single commercial building
October 19, 2016
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has been announced to encourage the use of energy-saving building analytics platforms — also known as energy management information system (EMIS) technologies — in commercial buildings nationwide.
Patent filed on model that supports development of products that meet new U.S. energy regulations
October 11, 2016
Emerson Climate Technologies has filed a patent application for a simulation model of a commercial ice machine to support development of more efficient equipment that can meet upcoming U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) targets.
Looking to improve performance of federal and commercial buildings
October 4, 2016
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a joint request for information (RFI) for next-generation building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground (GPG) and High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst programs.
Six Wendy's franchisees join the Better Buildings Challenge
September 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized The Wendy’s® Co. and one of its franchisees, Wendco Group, for their partnership in the Better Buildings Challenge and for leadership in energy efficiency.
The association will advise on the buildings and smart city market
September 9, 2016
LonMark® International, an association for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced it has joined as a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Grid Modernization Initiative Foundational Project 3: Interoperability.
Catalyst prize winners move products closer to commercialization
September 5, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced follow-on funding for the two Buildings topic winners of the Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize. The companies, Kinetic Buildings and Livable Analytics, are developing software to diagnose faulty building HVAC operation and to better understand building occupant satisfaction.