Articles Tagged with ''Department of Energy''

Sept. 18, 2014: DOE Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

Health Professions Education Building Showcases Substantial Energy Efficiency Improvement
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As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the University of Utah for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the university $57,000 a year.


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AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Walk-in Standard

Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers
By Jen Anesi
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On Aug. 4, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).


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DOE Increases Access to Scientific Research

DOE Has Launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from department-funded research.


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Aug. 21, 2014: DOE Increases Access to Results of Funded Research

Web-Based Portal Will Provide Free Public Access
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from DOE-funded research.


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Aug. 7, 2014: LBNL’s New Lab to Help Increase Building Efficiency

FLEXLAB Can Test HVAC, Lighting, Windows, Building Envelope, Control Systems, and Plug Loads
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced what is being called the world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, the FLEXLAB at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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Aug. 4, 2014: AHRI Files Petition for Review of DOE’s Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Seeks Corrections to the Final Rule
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule, issued on June 3, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.


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July 31, 2014: DOE to Provide $14 Million in Funding to Develop New Building Efficiency Technologies

Seven Projects to Improve HVAC, Water Heating, Sensors and Controls, and Building Energy Modeling
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $14 million in funding for research and development projects that support the advancement of early-stage, breakthrough energy efficiency technologies for buildings and homes.


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July 24, 2014: DOE Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects

DOE Has Identified Five Key Technology Areas of Interest
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The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.


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New Test Procedures for Residential Refrigeration

DOE Publishes Final Rule
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on April 21 published a final rule regarding test procedures for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. It is contained in the document 79 FR 22319 that can be accessed at Regulations.gov.


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DOE Touts ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

Analysis is First Step in Adopting Standard as Commercial Building Reference Standard
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This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that could establish the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.


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