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January 10, 2013
BPA Headquarters Now “Gold Certified” for Sustainability

BPA recently became the first federal agency in Portland, Oregon, to achieve the city's Sustainability at Work Gold Certification for sustainability efforts at its headquarters building.

December 24, 2012
12 Days of Energy Savings

We're getting in the energy-saving spirit this holiday with tips for 12 days of energy savings.

December 21, 2012
#LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles

The #LabChat on Dec. 13 sparked an engaging discussion about technologies that are improving vehicle fuel economy.

December 12, 2012
This graphic shows how Goodyear's new Air Maintenance Technology -- also called the self-regulating tire -- works. | Graphic courtesy of Goodyear.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: New Tire Technology Pumps Up Fuel Savings

The final post in our fuel economy series: How a revolutionary new tire technology could mean never having to worry about under-inflated tires on your vehicle.

December 11, 2012
What improvements are making vehicles drive farther? Learn about the technologies that are increasing vehicle efficiency.
#LabChat: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles, Dec. 13 at 2 pm ET

Our vehicle experts can answer your questions about technologies that are helping improve vehicle fuel economy.

December 10, 2012
Argonne engineer Steve Ciatti works on an engine in Argonne's Engine Research Facility -- a facility where researchers can study in-cylinder combustion and emissions under realistic operating conditions. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Engines

The fourth post in our fuel economy series: how researchers are improving the internal combustion engine.

December 7, 2012
Altergy had more than 60 fuel cells in the immediate Hurricane Sandy disaster area that acted as backup power for cell phone towers. | Photo courtesy of Altergy.
Calling All Fuel Cells

The story of how fuel cells help power cell phone towers during a natural disaster.

December 5, 2012
Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge

Today the Vehicle Technologies Program is launching the Apps for Vehicles Challenge, which is looking for the best business plans, app ideas and product designs that use open vehicle data to help vehicle owners save fuel, save money and stay safe.

December 4, 2012
Lightweight materials, such as high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber can help improve fuel economy in future vehicles. This is a carbon fiber from microwave-assisted plasma unit -- a unit that is part of the process to transform precursor fibers into carbon fibers that can be used in vehicles. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Materials Lighten the Load for Fuel Economy

The third post in our fuel economy series: Exploring how lighter materials for vehicles lead to fuel savings.

November 30, 2012
At Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, researchers conduct vehicle benchmarking and testing activities that provide data critical to the development and commercialization of next-generation vehicles.| Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Electric Vehicles

Highlighting our list of the most interesting facts about electric vehicles.