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Top 25 List of Cities with Most Energy Star Buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 10, 2014)

April 10, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star ...

Department of Energy Releases 2014 Strategic Plan

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 7, 2014)

The Department of Energy today (April 7, 2014) released its 2014 Strategic Plan, a comprehensive blueprint to guide the agency's core mission of ensuring America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. “Following this roadmap, the ...

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 20, 2014)

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies ...

Baton Rouge Elementary School Wins EPA’s National Energy Star Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2014)

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Claiborne Elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the fourth-annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to see which one could reduce their buildings’ ...

EPA Announces Winner of Annual Energy Star National Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has won the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use. Claiborne ...

Northern California Cities Lead Nationally with Most Energy Star Buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy efficiency to their ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2013)

In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in ...

‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

by European Commission  (Jan. 29, 2014)

A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems has created a new technology for energy efficient heat recovery windows for the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. In winter, windows and ventilation are a significant source of heat loss, particularly in older buildings, and the new ...

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 17, 2014)

In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. The United States continues to be a global leader in solar, with ...

Eastman Chemical Company Building B-470 and Building B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. Named Top Finishers in Energy Star National Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2014)

Eastman Chemical Company Buildings B-470 and B-469 in Kingsport, Tenn. were both recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as top finishers in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The buildings were recognized for reducing their energy use by over 29 percent. Teams from more than 3,000 ...

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