Jobs providing cleaner energy options equal twice those in building construction
March 16, 2017
— National business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the U.S. cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs — equal to the employment of retail stores across the country and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual“U.S. Energy and Employment Report.”
The report highlights the remarkable accomplishments and capabilities of the National Labs, evaluates some of the improvements the DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology.
This effort supports innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology
December 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight.
Guidelines provide important framework for expanding pace industry nationwide
December 7, 2016
Renovate America, a residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing provider, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) issuance of best practices for residential PACE financing, saying the guidelines provide an important framework for expanding the innovative financing model nationwide.
Initiative aims to develop more sustainable communities
December 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities have announced the launch of the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help achieve zero energy use in buildings.
Award recognizes innovative research with commercial potential
November 18, 2016
An HVAC technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has won one of this year’s R&D 100 Awards. The winning technology is called “HVAC Load Reduction Technology for Commercial Buildings.”
Can achieve 10-20 percent energy savings in a single commercial building
October 19, 2016
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has been announced to encourage the use of energy-saving building analytics platforms — also known as energy management information system (EMIS) technologies — in commercial buildings nationwide.