Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Energy ’

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Involved with NFRC

Dec 13th, 2021

Despite 2021 being a year of online meetings and missed connections with colleagues in person, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) succeeded in laying the groundwork for new and improved programs, engaged members, and increased dialogue within the industry. As plans develop for more in-person meetings, as well as continued online meetings, now is a […]

Alliance to Save Energy Responds to House’s Funding of DOE’s Energy Efficiency Programs

Jun 21st, 2019

The U.S. House passed a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills consisting of four bills that fund federal departments including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, and Energy from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The Department of Energy will receive increased funding for energy efficiency programs and the Alliance to […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

The Highs and Lows of DOE’s Budget Hearing

Jul 6th, 2017

On June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held another hearing to discuss the proposed Department of Energy 2018 budget. It went about how you might expect. Testimony and witness statements showed that clear party lines have been drawn. For nearly two and a half hours, the impacts of potential budget cuts […]

Rick Perry Faces Tough Questions Over DOE Cuts

Jun 23rd, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was grilled in three congressional committee hearings this week about proposed cuts to the Department of Energy for 2018. During testimony before the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday, Perry seemed to distance himself from President Trump’s budget, which cuts DOE funding by 5.6 percent or $1.7 billion. “I […]

Final 2018 Budget Plan: Energy Star, EPA Cuts Remain

May 23rd, 2017

The White House’s 2018 federal budget plan, which was released today, is a close match for the outline that came out in March. Deep cuts are still planned for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including the elimination of the popular Energy Star program. Additionally, window research projects that are run by the Department of Energy […]

Proposed DOE Cuts Would Eliminate Single-Pane Retrofit Program

Mar 17th, 2017

The 2018 budget proposal released this week by President Trump seeks $1.7 billion in cuts for the Department of Energy (DOE) — about 5.6 percent of its current funding. To achieve those reductions, the spending plan would eliminate several agencies, including the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which runs a program aimed at improving the […]

DOE Pick Perry Backs Energy-Efficient Building Codes

Jan 20th, 2017

Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has selected Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy (DOE). This week, Perry testified in a confirmation hearing before the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and while it’s clear he supports policies that increase domestic energy production, he also indicated that he’ll support DOE’s efforts for energy efficiency […]

Portable Window Energy Meter Shows Promise

Dec 6th, 2016

A new device developed by U.S. and Brazilian researchers could be used to measure the energy performance of installed windows. The portable window energy meter, which is still a prototype, measures the thermal and optical properties of windows in their actual settings. It was developed by scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Brazil’s Federal University […]

DOE Says “Energy Codes WORK!”

Apr 4th, 2016

State and local code authorities converged March 21-24, in Tucson, Ariz., for the Department of Energy’s (DOE)  National Energy Code Conference, covering everything from adoption to enforcement of IECC (2015). The rallying cry of the week was “Energy Codes WORK!” with some preliminary evidence from the DOE’s field study proving that the current code has the […]

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