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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

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

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 8, 2014

Report: President’s Energy Efficiency Contracting for Federal Buildings a Success

An industry report lauds the successes resulting from the President’s challenge to federal agencies to enter into $2 billion worth of performance-based energy efficiency contracts. More

January 8, 2014

New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers

As part of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project, the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program collaborated with the home performance industry to develop high-quality, nationally-recognized professional certifications.  More

December 11, 2013

Energy Department Offers $10 Million for Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

The Energy Department announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies.  More

December 11, 2013

Net-Zero Energy Retail Store Debuts in Illinois

Walgreens opened a net-zero energy retail store in Evanston, Illinois, combining solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources for the first time in one of its stores.  More

December 4, 2013

Better Buildings Challenge Expands to Multifamily Housing

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums.  More

November 27, 2013

Reducing LED Costs Through Innovation

A Wisconsin-based company is developing an innovative way to reduce manufacturing costs of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  More

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