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This Department of Energy report identifies emerging technologies that benefit from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the first statewide green building code.
Date: 01/24/2010
Type: News
Six Californian cities are noted on Energy Star's list of top 25 cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings.
Date: 03/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $3.1 billion energy efficiency budget for California utilities, the largest commitment ever made by a state to energy efficiency.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News
Starting September 1st, owners of non-residential buildings in California of 50,000 square feet or greater will be required to release their building's energy usage when they sell their property.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
As water heating is the third largest expense in U.S. homes, solar water heaters can significantly reduce costs especially following California's recent launch of a cash rebate program.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article
NREL presents a new and potentially cheaper method for making electrochromic windows which can help reduce the energy use of buildings.
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Chinese currency
China currently does not have demand response as we know it, but--partly as a result of recent regulations--a subsidiary of China's State Grid Corporation has selected Honeywell to participate in a project to study demand management and advanced energy management in buildings.
Date: 02/28/2011
Type: Article
Cisco Systems introduced a new home energy management system with a countertop touch-screen display that allows users to monitor and program home energy use. The system will undergo a year-long pilot test with customers of Duke Energy.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog, News

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