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News Archives - 2007

January

President Bush Approves One-Year Energy Tax Credit Extension
EU and United States Renew Energy Star Agreement
DOE Launches Energy Star for Solid-State Lighting
The Hearst Tower: Setting a Higher Standard for Energy and Environmental Design
Wal-Mart Opens Energy-Efficient Supercenter in Kansas City
President Bush Signs Executive Order on Efficiency, Renewable Energy

February

"New American Home" Wows Crowds at International Builders' Show
Home Builders and Building Code Group to Develop Green Standards
Raleigh, North Carolina, Commits to LED Lighting
Continuing Resolution Boosts Funding for Efficiency, Renewable Energy
DOE Proposes Streamlined Process for Energy Efficiency Standards
Lecture Given on The Continuing Evolution of Energy Efficient Facilities at Wal-Mart
New Nationwide Effort Promotes a Switch to Energy Star Lights

March

DOE Sets Spending Plan for $1.474 Billion in New EERE Funds
Retailers Reap Savings by Cutting Energy
DOE and EPA Honor Outstanding ENERGY STAR Partners

April

Kansas Governor Signs Bill to Promote Energy Efficiency in New Buildings
First Wind-Integrated High-Rise Under Construction in Bahrain
NREL Laboratory Earns LEED Platinum, a Federal First
Cost Saving Innovations and Sustainable Design Deliver High Performance at Homewood Middle School
DOE Updates EnergyPlus Program for Building Energy Design
The Home Depot Gives Away One Million Efficient Lights on Earth Day
American Architects Name Top Ten Green Buildings for 2007
Maryland Approves Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Bills
DOE Sets the Date for the 2007 Solar Decathlon

May

IPCC Report Says Clean Energy Technologies Could Curb Climate Change
EERE Encourages You to Take Our Web Site Survey
The Solaire and Beyond: Integrating Environmental Performance into Building Design
Sixteen Cities and Five Banks Join Efficiency Effort for Buildings
Minnesota Act Sets Efficiency and GHG Goals while Boosting Renewables
Iowa Establishes a $100 Million Clean Energy Fund

June

Report: California, Connecticut, and Vermont Lead in Energy Efficiency
President Bush Calls for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals
DOE to Invest $40 Million for Efficient Housing Research
Green Projects Honored for Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Designs

July

ENERGY STAR Homes Account for More Than 12 Percent of New Housing Construction in 15 States
Energy Star Program Tightens Requirements for Computers

August

DOE and ASHRAE to Cooperate on Improved Building Energy Standards
DOE to Fund Energy Audits for Schools in New Orleans

September

Solar Homes Arrive at the Capital for the Solar Decathlon

October

DOE Launches New K-12 Energy Curriculum Web Site
DOE Announces $44 Million to Provide Net-Zero-Energy Homes
NREL Pursues a New Green Building, Increased Renewable Energy Use

November

DOE Boosts Efficiency Standards for Home Furnaces and Boilers
Green Building Organizations Tackle Credentials and Remodeling
Clinton Climate Initiative Yields New Energy Efficiency Pacts

December

Rockefeller Center Switches to LED Christmas Lights
New York City Plans 132 Efficiency Projects for Greenhouse Gas Cuts