Articles Tagged with ''Department of Energy''

May 4, 2015: DOE Supplies Funding to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems

New Solutions Are Expected to Offer Significant Energy and Cost Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $8 million in funding to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies for buildings. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of energy, these new solutions are expected to offer significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.

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April 24, 2015: SEIA Hails DOE’s New Solar Jobs Initiative

White House Will Work to Make G.I. Bill Funding Available to Support Solar Workforce Training

President Barack Obama announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans — including military veterans — to enter the solar workforce by 2020. Obama made the announcement at Hill Air Force Base in Utah as part of a roundtable discussion on clean energy and workforce training.

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March 24, 2015: DOE, EPA Rules Are Harming Industry, Says HVACR Manufacturer

AHRI Member Structural Concepts Testifies Before House Small Business Committee

In testimony before the House Small Business Committee, Viktor Anderson, chief engineer for Muskegon, Michigan-based Structural Concepts, a commercial refrigeration manufacturer, said that, left unchecked, the inability or unwillingness of the DOE and EPA to coordinate rulemakings will “devastate” the HVACR industry.

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March 23, 2015: DOE and NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Guidelines Provide a National Framework for Certification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have announced new Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines. The guidelines, developed with feedback from industry experts, are designed to enhance and streamline commercial building workforce training and certification programs.

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Feb. 16, 2015: Syracuse University Gets Funding to Develop Localized Heating and Cooling System

School Partnering with United Technologies Research Center, Air Innovations, Bush Technical LLC, and Cornell University

DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities (DELTA) program is developing localized heating and cooling systems and devices to expand the temperature range within buildings. Syracuse University will develop a near-range micro-environmental control system.

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Feb. 11, 2015: DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Residential Furnace Efficiency Standards

For non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces, DOE is proposing a standard of 92 percent AFUE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces. DOE also announced that it will host a public meeting on March 26, 2015.

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Feb. 10, 2015: Latest DOE Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet

Partners Will Work with DOE to Share Their Successful Energy Efficiency Strategies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their building portfolios by 20 percent over the next 10 years. In addition to six in the multifamily sector, new partners include fast-food, restaurant, manufacturing, university, and government facilities.

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Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


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