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July 30, 2014

EPA Starts Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

More than 5,500 buildings are competing in EPA’s fifth-annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings in a race to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  More

July 30, 2014

Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

The Energy Department announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings.  More

June 13, 2014

DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity

DOE has announced the competitive selection of nine SSL projects to drive advances in LED and OLED technology, with total DOE funding of nearly $10.5M. More

June 18, 2014

Energy Department Boosts Efficient Lighting with $10 Million Funding

The Energy Department announced nine research and development projects that will receive more than $10 million in funding to support solid-state lighting core technology research and product development.  More

May 28, 2014

Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings

The Energy Department announced that its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.  More

May 7, 2014

ARPA-E Announces $60 Million to Cut Emissions, Boost Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department's ARPA-E announced up to $60 million for two new programs to detect and measure methane emissions and develop innovative localized thermal management systems that cut the energy needed to heat and cool buildings.  More

February 5, 2014

Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recognized the City of Los Angeles, California, for its leadership in the Department’s Better Buildings Challenge—helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.  More

January 15, 2014

Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool

The Energy Department announced its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  More

January 15, 2014

Seattle Structure Named WAN Sustainable Building of 2013

World Architecture News (WAN) recently named the Bullit Center in Seattle, Washington, as the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year.  More

January 15, 2014

Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin develop greener urban planning designs including renewable energy technologies.  More

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