Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

  • Virginia Polytechnic Awarded $2M to Develop Building Automation Software

    The Building of Tomorrow is one step closer today. The Energy Department has awarded nearly $2 million toe Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute for its Building Energy Management Open Source Software. The goal is to develop software that allows HVAC, lighting, water heaters, and more to interconnect, reducing energy load and saving money.

  • IRS Issues New Tax Credit Guidance for Small Wind Turbines

    If you installed a small wind energy system last year, you might be in luck. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published a notice that spells out what small wind turbine owners must do to qualify for a 30% investment tax credit.

  • SunShot Initiative Trains Veterans for Solar Jobs

    America's veterans are some of our most valuable national assets, but transitioning to a new career can be a challenge. To address that need, the Energy Department SunShot Initiative’s new training program will teach solar installation to veterans.

  • Federal Government’s Energy Use Lowest in Almost 40 Years

    The amount of energy consumed by federal agencies is now at its lowest level since 1975, primarily as a result of decreased jet fuel use. Find out how our Federal Energy Management Program helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals.