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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
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
20 teams from as many universities will compete in the Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate the most affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home.
Date: 04/24/2010
Type: News
The proposed Home Star program will create jobs and provide incentives to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: Blog
Results of homes undergoing retrofits are presented at the BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston, revealing energy savings of up to 70 percent.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings

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