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News Archives - 2008

January

Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings to Increase by 30%
DOE Selects 20 Teams for the 2009 Solar Decathlon
ASHRAE Publishes Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

February

New Builders Challenge Calls for 220,000 Efficient New Homes by 2012
Home Builders Launch New National Green Building Program
Energy Star Commercial Buildings and Plants on the Rise
SBIC Announces 2007 Beyond Green™ High Performance Building Award Winners
Building for the 21st Century: The 2007 Solar Decathlon in Review

March

Wal-Mart to Provide Energy Audits of State Capitols
DOE Sets New Energy Star Criteria for Washing Machines and CFLs
DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Present the Next Phase of Building Design
New Guidelines Launched for Green Home Remodeling

April

Washington Nationals Start the Baseball Season in a New Green Park
California Utility Inks Deal for Nearly 1,500 Solar Homes
DOE and EPA Honor Energy Star Partners
DOE Announces New Energy Star Criteria for Water Heaters
First Large Building-Integrated Wind Turbines Spin in Bahrain
"Operation Change Out" Spurs Efficient Lighting at Military Bases
EPA Launches "Save the World, Start with Energy Star"
American Architects Name Top Ten Green Buildings for 2008
Los Angeles Approves an Aggressive Green Building Ordinance
DOE Presents "Making the Business Case for Green Building"

May

Long Island Utility to Launch a 10-Year Energy Efficiency Program
Report Calls Energy Efficiency an "Invisible" Energy Boom
DOE Presents "Staying Ahead of the Legislative Curve"

June

DOE and Partners to Offer Prize for Efficient Lighting
DOE Presents "Cambridge Energy Alliance: A Community Response to a Changing Climate"
EERE and FEMA Resources for Victims of Midwest Floods
DOE Assembles a New Building Technologies Program Web Site

July

DOE to Guarantee $10 Billion in Loans for Efficiency, Renewables
DOE Presents "Designing Buildings for the Environment and the Community"
DOE Headquarters Designated an Energy Star Building
Hawaii Energy Bills Include a Solar Hot Water Requirement
California Establishes Statewide Green Building Standards
DOE Unveils Initiative to Promote Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

August

DOE to Save $13 Million in Annual Energy Costs at Four National Labs
DOE Pursues Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings
Housing Act Aims to Encourage Energy Efficient Mortgages
New York Expands Renewable Net Metering and Green Roof Incentives
LEDs Help to Bring Color and Light to the Beijing Olympics
Refrigerator Recycling Campaign Spawns a Unique Art Exhibit

September

San Francisco Approves a Tough Green Building Standard
California Adopts a Long-Term Energy Efficiency Plan
Beautiful, Efficient Fixtures Lauded in Lighting Competition
DOE Awards $15 Million to 21 Companies for Energy-Efficient Buildings
2008 Buildings Energy Data Book is Now Available

October

New DOE Campaign Encourages Consumers to "Stay Warm, Save Money"
New DOE Campaign Encourages Consumers to "Stay Warm, Save Money"
Economic Stabilization Bill Includes Clean Energy Tax Incentives
EIA Expects Higher Heating Costs this Winter
New Reports Note the Potential for Millions of Green Jobs
Operation Change Out Saves $11 Million at U.S. Military Bases
Pennsylvania Requires Utilities to Pursue Energy Efficiency
White House Honors Four Federal Teams for $72 Million in Energy Savings
California Releases Plans to Cut its Greenhouse Emissions
U.N. Environment Programme Launches Green Economy Initiative

November

Boulder Voters Follow Berkeley with Clean Energy Financing
California Approves $1 Billion for Low-Income Energy Efficiency
DOE Presents "Green Community: The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment 2008 Top Ten Green Projects"
DOE and EPA Release an Energy Efficiency Action Plan for States
U.S. Green Building Council Revises its LEED Rating System
DOE and Interior Department to Deploy Clean Energy at National Parks

December

DOE to Help Increase Efficiency of U.S. Embassies and Consulates
EIA: Economic Crisis to Keep Energy Prices Low Through 2009
California Approves a Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
President-Elect Obama Nominates Dr. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary
DOE Announces First Homes in New Orleans to Meet Builders Challenge Requirements
Energy Star Residential Water Heaters Available January 1, 2009