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September 10, 2010
High School Students Build Their Own Supercomputer (Almost)

The students went about building a computer cluster, a group of computers communicating with one another to operate as a single machine, out of Mac mini CPUs. While the students' setup obviously did not compute nearly as fast as ORNL's "Jaguar" cluster, which is officially reco

August 23, 2010
CX-003502: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Institute for Sustainable Energy
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 08/23/2010
Location(s): Alabama
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

August 20, 2010
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is replacing almost 2,900 lights in 19 buildings across its campuses.| Photo courtesy of Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to Launch Lighting Project

For over a century, students at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) have proudly displayed the school colors—blue and red—in the hallways, classrooms and dorm rooms. But this school year, they’re “Going Green.” The 152-year-old institute is replacing almost 2,900 lights in 19 buildings across its Talladega, Ala., campuses with energy-efficient fixtures, an upgrade expected to save the institute over $20,000 a year on utility bills.

August 19, 2010
CX-003418: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Energy Revolving Loan Program Market Title - State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
CX(s) Applied: A8, B1.24, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 08/19/2010
Location(s): Alabama
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

July 29, 2010
Talladega Speeds Up Energy Efficiency in Schools

How the Talladega Count School System is changing its habits to reduce energy consumption.

July 22, 2010
Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., City officials, and DOE representatives at Monday's groundbreaking.
While Summer Heats Up, Birmingham Community Centers Cool Down

Grant funds help Birmingham cool seven community centers without running up their energy bills.

July 14, 2010
CX-003097: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Project Green
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 07/14/2010
Location(s): Jackson County, Alabama
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

June 29, 2010
CX-002839: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Energy Efficient Retrofits of Schools - Six Schools in Alabama
CX(s) Applied: B2.2, A9, B5.1
Date: 06/29/2010
Location(s): Jackson County, Alabama
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 25, 2010
Mayor Petelos and Senator Jeff Sessions filling up a Hoover Police Tahoe with certified fuel made from Hoover's very own wood-waste last year. | Photo courtesy of Lori Salter |
Hoover Police Fleet Reaches Alternative Fuel Milestone

When Tony Petelos became the mayor of Hoover in 2004, the police fleet was run down. Within the next year, Petelos, with support from the community, called for a big change: switch out the old police fleet with new, flexible-fueled vehicles.