Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Energy ’

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 […]

DOE Technology Review: 400-Plus Pages at-a-Glance

Sep 28th, 2015

You are busy with sales calls, continuous improvement initiatives and seeking opportunities to grow your business. You probably don’t have the time to read 400+ pages from the DOE’s Quadrennial Technology Review of energy technologies and research opportunities. So I’m going to break down a few of the highlights and points that have the greatest […]

Study Raises Questions About Costs of Energy-Efficiency Programs

Jun 26th, 2015

A federal program that helps low-income families pay for things like energy-efficient replacement windows might have upfront costs that far exceed the actual savings. A study from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley looked at 30,000 homes in Michigan that took part in the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program. It found that […]

Proposed Bill Aims to Promote Energy Savings

Mar 9th, 2015

U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) introduced bipartisan legislation last week to develop energy efficiency standards for buildings that don’t overwhelm homeowners and homebuilders with excessive regulations. The Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act aims to use more cost-effective energy codes to promote savings in commercial buildings and homes. The lawmakers first […]

New Better Building Challenge Partners Pledge to Cut Energy Use

Jan 30th, 2015

The Energy Department announced this week that more than 20 new partners have pledged to improve energy efficiency in their buildings by 20 percent over the next ten years. These companies, schools and government organizations represent structures that span more than 70 million square feet of office space. Facebook, Bank of America, Arby’s and CKE […]

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