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.
Deadline for applying is Nov. 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST
November 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office is seeking graduate students interested in exploring energy systems of buildings and how building assets or functions can integrate and transact with the energy grid supplying the building’s energy. The deadline for applying is Nov. 15, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop, and demonstrate the technologies needed to create smart buildings, campuses, and cities to better manage energy usage.
Bridging the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace
October 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed the first-round winners of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) crowdsourcing competition to advance innovative building technology ideas, and announced a new open innovation program between ORNL and four industry partners.
State-led projects will culminate in replicable actions that other state and local governments can adopt
October 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million in funding to 11 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development. Each state will design and deploy programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Report identifies various strategies and actions to advance energy efficiency
September 30, 2015
In support of the president’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz unveiled a strategic plan laying out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers, and other stakeholders can use to achieve this goal.