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Building efficiency codes could be mandated that are similar to fire safety codes.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings
A smart grid requires a flow of information across the grid and smaller power amounts than currently available.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
The EU has agreed on energy standards including renewable energy for new buildings and has also established new labeling rules to rank the energy efficiency of products such as refrigerators, windows, and doors.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
By designing buildings to be super energy efficient and then generating any energy they need through rooftop solar, net-zero energy buildings are possible.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
A group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is leading research efforts into integrated building design, in which active control of indoor airflows could greatly improve the ventilation and efficiency of heating and cooling in buildings.
Date: 03/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Control Systems
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
The U.S. Department of Energy's 2008 Buildings Energy Data Book contains statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics.
Date: 10/21/2009
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change

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