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December 16, 2014
New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings

The Technology Performance Exchange™ allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products.

December 9, 2014
DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

The guidance requires federal agencies to review, revise, and submit to FEMP its metering implementation plan within one year.

December 9, 2014
Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

December 2, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, 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.

November 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, 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.

November 18, 2014
FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

FEMP recently launched the FEMP Training Search, a Web tool that lists free training opportunities to help agencies meet Federal energy, water, and sustainability laws and requirements.

November 17, 2014
FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to take the unprecedented step of renovating a historic Federal building to accomplish twin goals of net zero energy use and faithful historic preservation.

November 6, 2014
The FEMP half of the award-winning GreenGov Presidential Green Dream Team. Pictured left to right: Brad Gustafson, Mark Reichhardt, David Boomsma, Sarah Jensen, and FEMP Director Tim Unruh. DOT team members (not pictured) include Nancy Henry, Hetal Jain, Brent Kurapatskie, Steve Renzi, and Eugene Tumblin.
FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

November 4, 2014
FEMP Offers New Training on Photovoltaic Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

FEMP will present O&M Best Practices for Small Scale PV Systems, a live First Thursday Seminar on December 4, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

October 29, 2014
Deadline to Review Draft M&V Guidelines Extended to December 1

FEMP is extending its request for public comment on the draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 4.0).

October 21, 2014
Energy Department and GSA Assist in Capital Solar Challenge Industry Day

The Energy Department and GSA are charged with assisting agencies in leading the Capital Solar Challenge with the goal of developing solar renewable power on Federal sites.

October 10, 2014
Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

September 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today 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.

September 19, 2014
Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

August 28, 2014
FEMP Offers Training on the Five Phases to Success for ESPCs

FEMP presents its latest e-Training core course, ESPCs: Five Phases to Success. This online class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of an energy savings performance contract.

August 21, 2014
FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

FEMP is pleased to announce four new utilities now offering Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.

August 15, 2014
FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

FEMP recently launched a new technical assistance request portal, which allows Federal agencies to submit and track requests for assistance for renewable energy projects.

July 18, 2014
EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition

Let the battle begin! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-July launched the 2014 National Building Competition.

June 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, 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.

May 29, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the 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.

May 22, 2014
FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

FEMP presents a new e-Training Core Course that providing skills to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total cost of ownership of project alternatives, and inform decisions for energy and water efficiency investments.

May 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database, 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. View this week's webinars.

May 15, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, 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. View this week's webinars.

May 13, 2014
President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

On May 9, 2014, President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency.

May 8, 2014
New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities

FEMP now offers Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities, a new e-Training core course providing skills to increase efficiency and reduce water use through O&M practices and water-efficient technologies.