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Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate ...

Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 ...

EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Let the battle begin! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-July launched the 2014 National Building Competition. This annual contest encompasses individual building competitors, as well as the Battle of the ...

151 New England Buildings compete in EPA’s 5th Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 16, 2014)

More than 150 buildings across New England have entered the 2014 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge. The competition specifically targets wasted energy in commercial buildings, and will motivate businesses to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon pollution, and save money. “The competitive spirit is alive and well among ...

Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Today the Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be: good for the environment. Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption ...

More than 5,500 buildings to compete in EPA’s Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

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

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2014 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge. More than 5,500 buildings nationwide are going head-to-head to reduce their energy use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut in half the amount of energy they waste ...

DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 22, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

First-Of-Its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

by Ceres  (Jul. 24, 2014)

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares for July 29th – August 1st listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants, a new report from Ceres and Clean Edge ranks the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The ...

Germany, Italy, EU, China, and France Top Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  (Jul. 17, 2014)

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings this year ...

European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030

by European Commission  (Jul. 23, 2014)

New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030 put forward today by the European Commission in a ...

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