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February 5, 2014

State of the Union Highlights Clean Energy Progress

President Obama focused on a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues in his State of the Union address, highlighting progress toward a "shift to a cleaner energy economy" and spotlighting solar energy and fuel efficiency. More

February 4, 2014

New Report: Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that documents early challenges and lessons learned in the development of the SSL market. Entitled "Solid- State Lighting: Early Lessons Learned on the Way to Market," it summarizes early actions taken by DOE and others to avoid potential problems that were anticipated based on lessons learned from the market introduction of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The report also identifies issues, challenges, and new lessons that have been learned in the early stages of SSL market introduction.  More

January 13, 2014

FEMP Offers New Advanced eTraining on UESCs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an eTraining Core Course: Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide available on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) website.  More

December 17, 2013

Energy Department Announces Winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award Competition

The Energy Department today announced that the General Services Administration’s (GSA) United States Court House in Wichita, Kansas is the winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award.  More

December 5, 2013

Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management

In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama today signed a Memorandum directing the Federal Government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 – more than double the current level.  More

December 3, 2013

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing, Launches New Programs to Boost U.S. Energy Efficiency

Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President’s Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development today expanded the Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums. More

November 19, 2013

FEMP Presents Its Newest On-Demand eTraining Course on Building Automation Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has launched its latest eTraining Course, Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities for no-cost, on-demand access. More

November 14, 2013

FEMP Receives Internationally Recognized Training Accreditation

Following a rigorous application process, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) the prestigious “Authorized Provider” designation for continuing education and training.  More

November 13, 2013

FEMP Expands ESPC ENABLE Program to Include More Energy Conservation Measures

The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program announced the expansion of the Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE program to include two new energy conservation measures. More

November 6, 2013

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.  More

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