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News Archives - 2005

January

California Sets New Efficiency Standards for Appliances
Energy Star Sets New Guidelines for External Power Supplies
International Builder's Show Features Energy-Efficient Homes
Energy Value Housing Awards Honor Energy-Efficient Builders
Home Builders Set New National Guidelines for Green Homes
California Government and Agencies Commit to Green Building

February

More Than 1,700 New U.S. Buildings Pursue LEED Green Building Ratings
Europeans Join Forces to Develop Organic LEDs

March

Appliance Efficiency Standards Signed Into Law in New Jersey
DOE and EPA Recognize Energy Star Leaders at Award Ceremonies
Builders' Group Presents 11 National Awards for Green Building
Report Predicts Huge Growth in Clean Energy Technologies
USDA Conservation Program Includes Efficiency, Renewable Incentives
Building America Partners Provide Energy Efficient Design to
USDA Offers $22.8 Million for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
DOE Tightens Criteria for Energy Star Clothes Washers
California Wine Co-op to Install Two Large Solar Power Systems

April

Eastern States Offer a Variety of Renewable Energy Incentives
New Mexico Bills to Encourage Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Washington State Approves Green Building Law
Iowa Governor Orders Greater Use of Efficiency and Renewable Energy
New Version of EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Program Now Available

May

Portland Aims for Gold with Revised Green Building Policy
Washington State Adopts New Renewable Energy and Efficiency Laws
DOE Offers Energy-Saving Tips to Cut Summer Cooling Bills
DOE Offers Guide to Building Energy Efficient Homes in the Southwest

June

18 Student Teams to Participate in DOE's Second Solar Decathlon
Energy Secretary Bodman Visits "Net-Zero Energy Home" Near Denver
David Garman Sworn in as Under Secretary of Energy
Douglas Faulkner Named Acting Assistant Secretary for Efficiency, Renewables
Nevada Law Promotes Green Building, Alters Renewable Mandate
Pennsylvania Awards $10 Million to 17 Clean Energy Projects

July

DOE, HUD, and EPA Form Partnership for Home Energy Efficiency
DOE Awards $92.5 Million to 19 States for Home Weatherization
USDA Guarantees up to $200 Million in Clean Energy Loans
Massachusetts Joins Effort to Build "Green" Affordable Housing
Wal-Mart "Experimental Store" Uses Efficiency, Solar, and Wind

August

Northwest Alliance to Promote Efficient Commercial Buildings
Energy Act Provides Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency
Energy Act to Increase Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
U.S. Green Building Council Launches LEED for Homes
DOE Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Projects

September

Solar Tours Come to 43 States and D.C. on October 1st
EERE Launches its Financial Opportunities Web Site
EIA: Katrina is Likely to Cause High Winter Heating Costs
California Approves $2 Billion for Energy Efficiency
EERE Renews its Web Site for Consumer Energy Savings

October

Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Decathlon Competition on National Mall
EPA and DOE Launch Campaign Encouraging Use of Energy Star Lights
DOE Issues New Efficiency Standards for Appliances and Equipment
EIA: Heating Costs to Soar This Winter

November

EIA: Hurricane Recovery to Extend into Mid-2006
Training Helps Louisiana Rebuild after Hurricanes
DOE to Set Schedules for Appliance Standards by January 2006

December

New Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards Take Effect in January
Twenty-Six States and D.C. Join the Energy Star Challenge
DOE to Participate in Upcoming International Builders' Show