The Energy Department announced today it is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of our nation's homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores. These projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and businesses save money on their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.
Third-party verified demonstrations prove energy savings of up to 80% over conventional motors.
DOE announced awardees for its 2016 small-medium commercial buildings funding opportunity, as well as its Building America funding opportunity, which will develop innovative techniques for improving home construction and retrofit processes.
While commercial building owners generally have control over building systems and operations, tenants play a critical role in achieving lasting reductions in energy intensity. In recognition of this collaborative role, the Department of Energy has studied the feasibility of improving energy efficiency in tenant spaces.
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