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DOE Study Confirms Space-heating Benefits

Space Heating for High-bay Applications

Warehouses, distribution centers, and other large, open facilities often pose unique design considerations for space heating. 


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Jan. 22, 2015: Stony Brook Receives Grant to Create Energy-Saving Air Conditioning Vent

Unit Designed for Both Commercial and Residential Use

A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to develop a smart air conditioning vent capable of modulating airflow distribution, velocity, and temperature, designed for commercial or residential use.


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Nov. 27, 2014: DOE to Fund Residential Energy Efficiency Research, University-Industry Partnerships

Department Seeks Technologies That Provide Significant Energy Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $5 million in funding to develop and demonstrate new residential energy efficiency solutions, and to support building energy efficiency research at universities and colleges.


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Nov. 17, 2014: New DOE Solution Center Shares Strategies for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Center Is One-Stop Shop for Energy Efficiency Program Administrators and Home Performance Professionals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new resource, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, to share proven methods for reducing energy waste in residential buildings. 


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Survey: Is It Getting Harder to Reach Consensus on Efficiency Standards?

DOE has denied AHRI’s petition for reconsideration of walk-in standards. Is it getting harder to reach consensus on efficiency standards?


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Nov. 7, 2014: DOE Announces $9 Million in Funding to Improve Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

Goal Is to Achieve 20 Percent Energy Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of $9 million in funding to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other types of commercial buildings.


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Oct. 15, 2014: DOE Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Projects Focus on CHP and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.


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DOE Denies Petition; AHRI Sues Over Rule

With Lawsuit, AHRI Hopes to Mend DOE’s ‘Broken Rulemaking Process’

The DOE, AHRI asserts, did not follow proper protocol when promulgating the WICF final rule and issued energy-conservation standards that many in the industry feel are unfair, not technologically feasible, and unnecessarily burdensome to HVACR manufacturers.


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Sept. 26, 2014: DOE Denies AHRI’s Petition for Reconsideration of Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Petition Is Said to be Procedurally Improper

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice in response to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) petition for reconsideration of DOE’s final rule on energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICFs). DOE announced it is denying the petition.


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

Health Professions Education Building Showcases Substantial Energy Efficiency Improvement

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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