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The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog
Check out these charts and stats showing how energy efficiency has positively impacted almost every aspect of our lives and the US economy.
Date: 10/08/2013
Type: Article
The DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon challenges twenty student teams from universities in North America and Europe to design, build, and operate a solar powered house.
Date: 10/10/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
Air conditioners consume a large amount of energy. Nearly all of the world’s booming cities are in the tropics and will be home to an estimated one billion new consumers by 2025. As temperatures rise, they (and we) will use more air-conditioning worrying researchers.
Date: 09/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change, HVAC
The deployment phase is underway for UC Santa Barbara's energy-efficient networked lighting control systems.
Date: 12/12/2013
Type: News
“Le Hive,” the Paris headquarters of Schneider Electric.
French company Schneider Electric has built a campus of interconnected buildings as a test bed and proving ground for advanced sensor, measurement, analysis, and control technologies that promise to improve building energy efficiency by an average of 30 percent.
Date: 01/19/2011
Type: Article
The White House is considering implementation of a two-year, $23 billion "Home Star" program to encourage homeowners to undertake weatherization projects such as adding air sealing, insulation and energy-saving light bulbs.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
Thirty-six new states, local governments and school districts have committed about 300 million square feet in building energy upgrades to President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, intended to make US buildings 20 percent more efficient by 2020.
Date: 06/27/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
With the new-found awareness of the potential of energy efficiency, 2010 promises to be a year of action. There are three key factors that get people to take action: incentives, funding and solutions that are proven to work.
Date: 01/06/2010
Type: Blog

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