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September 11, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 10, 2014
Building America Update - September 11, 2014

This is the September 2014 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program newsletter, Building America Update, which offers the latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications.

September 8, 2014
Notice of Intent: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (DE-FOA-0001191)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 8, 2014
Notice of Intent: Building Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovations Technologies (DE-FOA-0001180)

Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

September 4, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 25, 2014
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Infrastructure Development

Top Innovations in this category include research results that have influenced codes and standards and improvements in education and the transaction process.

August 25, 2014
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Effective Guidance and Tools

Top Innovations in this category include tools, software, and guides that have significantly influenced or changed design or construction practices. These include practical, hands-on resources as well as technical energy analysis tools.

August 25, 2014
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House-as-a-System Business Case

Top Innovations in this category include profiles of Building America field research projects with production builders who have used a whole-house approach to achieve exceptional energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. These examples demonstrate that constructing high-performance homes make economic sense—for the builder, the consumer, the real estate professional, and the environment.

August 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 13, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 8, 2014
Building America Update – August 8, 2014

The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

August 1, 2014
Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Office at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Enclosures Program in Boston, MA.

July 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

July 29, 2014
Researchers demonstrate General Electric's magnetocaloric system. | Photo courtesy of General Electric
Using Magnets to Keep Cool: Breakthrough Technology Boosts Energy Efficiency of Refrigerators

New technology funded by the Energy Department has led to a major breakthrough in refrigeration systems that could yield big energy savings for consumers and greatly reduce carbon pollution.

July 24, 2014
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at an estimated cost of nearly $180 billion, and are responsible for 18 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

July 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

July 16, 2014
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Advanced Technologies and Practices

Top Innovations in this category encompass research in specific technologies and construction practices that improve the building envelope, HVAC components, ventilation, and health and safety issues.

July 15, 2014
Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

July 10, 2014
Building Science Corporation worked with Transformations, Inc., on a subdivision of super-insulated homes that earned HERS scores of 35 before adding solar PV.
Building America Update – July 10, 2014

The latest information about technologies, tools, events, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program.

July 2, 2014
Harry Bergmann (first from right) helped the Xenergy team from the University of California at Santa Barbara win two Better Buildings Case Competition awards. Harry is now working as a project manager for The Energy Coalition.
4 Questions for a Better Buildings Case Competition Student Participant: Harry Bergmann

Meet Harry Bergmann, recent graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara find out how the Better Buildings Case Competition helped him prepare for his new career in the clean energy sector.

July 1, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

June 30, 2014
Success Stories

PowerSaver loans enable homeowners to make cost effective, energy saving improvements to their homes. Here are examples of homeowners that have benefited from a PowerSaver loan.

June 26, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Teaching Energy in Post-Secondary Education, Energy Efficiency in Restaurants, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

June 24, 2014
Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition was a judge in the Better Buildings Case Competition. | Photo courtesy of Marc Costa
4 Questions for a Better Buildings Case Competition Judge: Marc Costa of the Energy Coalition

Meet Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition and find out how the Better Buildings Case Competition can serve as a recruiting tool for energy organizations.

June 20, 2014
Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

The Energy Department yesterday recognized Atlanta for its progress and leadership in meeting a citywide goal to improve the energy performance of its buildings by 20% by 2020.