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March 18, 2014: DOE Offers Funding for Energy Efficient Building Technologies

With Such Technologies, Annual Energy Consumption of Buildings Could Be Reduced by 6 Quads
March 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster.


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March 4, 2014: New Energy Research Lab to be Built at PNNL

Facility Will House Work on Power Grid, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and More
March 4, 2014

Construction on a new energy research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus will start this April. Research conducted there will address the smart grid, integration of renewable energy into the grid, reducing energy use in buildings, and more.


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Feb. 28, 2014: Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Draft Open for Comment

Standardization Aims to Advance Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
February 28, 2014

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is inviting experts on energy efficiency issues, members of the standardization community, and other stakeholders to submit input on the EESCC Roadmap V1.0 by March 15, 2014.


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Feb. 27, 2014: NYPA Launches Collaborative to Promote Energy Efficiency in New York

New Public-Private Collaborative Launches Website and Seeks Information from Manufacturers
February 27, 2014

The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC), a public-private partnership spearheaded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), is looking to improve energy efficiency in New York State buildings and spur economic growth in emerging technologies, bringing new and expanding businesses to the state.


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Feb. 27, 2014: Mayors from 10 Major US Cities Unite to Improve Efficiency, Cut Emissions

City Energy Project Expected to Bring Significant Economic and Environmental Benefits
February 27, 2014

The mayors from 10 major United States cities announced they will undertake a united effort to significantly boost energy efficiency in their buildings, a move that combined could lower energy bills by nearly $1 billion annually and cut emissions equal to taking more than a million cars off the road.


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Feb. 25, 2014: Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

City Is Working to Benchmark Its Most Energy-Intensive Facilities and Improve Building Performance
February 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the city of Los Angeles for its leadership in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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Feb. 10, 2014: New Wireless Tool Finds Building Energy Savings Opportunities

Building Dynamics Tool Analyzes Energy Consumption Through Behavior Analysis
February 10, 2014

Ameresco Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Seldera has launched a new wireless tool to provide low-cost energy savings by adapting building consumption to occupant behaviors. 


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Dec. 2, 2013: New Software Tackles Building Efficiency, Occupant Comfort

Facility Managers Can Diagnose and Adjust for Problems Based on Direct Occupant Feedback
December 2, 2013
A new software application created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by allowing occupants to interact with buildings more directly.


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Nov. 13, 2013: GSA Selects Building Energy Efficiency Software from FirstFuel

Building Analytics Platform Now Used by the Two Largest Property Owners in the United States
November 13, 2013
FirstFuel Software announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected its Remote Building Analytics (RBA) platform to help drive energy efficiency savings and meet key energy reduction targets across its entire U.S. building portfolio.


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Energy Efficiency: A Look at the Financial Returns from Building Green

September 17, 2013
It has become abundantly clear that emerging energy efficient technologies and policies for buildings are important not only for a cleaner environment, but also as a means to boost the economy. Years of research have borne this out.


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