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April 23, 2013

97 Home Improvement Contractors Receive Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award

The Building Technologies Office is pleased to recognize the 97 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award winners. The Century Club Award recognizes participating home improvement contractors that have used a whole-house approach to improve the energy performance in 100 or more homes in the past year.  More

March 27, 2013

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Sponsors Honored at 2013 ENERGY STAR Awards

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 DOE and EPA honored the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award winners. 15 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsors were recognized for their outstanding efforts in helping homeowners save energy, lower their utilities bills, and protect the environment by increasing their homes’ energy efficiency. Combined, the 15 award-winning sponsors completed more than 40,000 home improvement projects in 2012. More

March 7, 2013

Building Technologies Office Announces $6.4M to Advance Building Technologies Innovations

This funding will advance the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative building technologies with the potential to reduce building energy consumption, energy costs, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. More

February 7, 2013

Lowell, Massachusetts, Preserves Historic Home Through Energy Upgrades

Artist James MacNeil Whistler's birthplace home in Lowell, Massachusetts, was built in 1823 and now houses the Lowell Art Association. The house was in need of a series of upgrades that improved energy efficiency.  More

February 7, 2013

New Bond Helps Toledo, Ohio, Expand Financing Pool

To date, more than 50 commercial buildings have seen energy efficiency improvements with savings up to 60% and generally averaging 20 to 40%. BBNWO has a significant number of projects under consideration with nearly 20 other buildings slated for near-term improvements. More

February 4, 2013

Climatemaster Trilogy 40 Q-Mode™ Wins ASHRAE Award

The 2013 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHR) Expo Innovation Awards recognize products that help provide safer, healthier, more efficient and more comfortable environments. More

February 4, 2013

Community Power Works Uses Housing Data to Make the Emerald City Even

Given the lower efficiency and high cost of heating oil, Community Power Works recognized the energy and cost savings potential for these Seattle homeowners and acted to engage them in undertaking home energy upgrades. More

January 15, 2013

Building America Solution Center: Linking Innovations to Industry

The Building America Solution Center is an online resource providng easy access to expert building science information based on decades of Building America research. More

January 4, 2013

Lowell, Massachusetts, Restaurant Exceeds Energy Savings Expectations

Better Buildings Partner, Lowell, helped a family-owned restaurant in the city's historic district reduce its energy use by 41%. More

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