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News Archives - 2012

January

DOE's Top Energy Innovator Challenge Open to Public Voting
Wisconsin Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 30,500 Homeowners Save on Utility Bills
DOE Announces Guide for 50% More Energy Efficient Retail Buildings
DOE Seeks an Administrator for the Superior Energy Performance Program
DOE Offers Universities Opportunities to Advance SunShot Solar Goals
Obama Administration Highlights Tools to Manage Electricity Use
New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Jack Frost
City of Houston Joins Better Buildings Challenge, Partners with Energy Department to Reduce Energy Waste and Boost Efficiency
Online Voting Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"

February

President Obama's State of the Union Address Touts Clean Energy
Houston Joins DOE's Better Buildings Challenge
DOE Report Shows Shift to Energy-Saving Lighting Products
President's 2013 DOE Budget Seeks $2.27 Billion for Efficiency, Renewables
DOE Awards $6.5 Million for Tribal Clean Energy
DOE Releases Life-Cycle Energy Consumption Report

March

Secretary Chu Announces Winners of Student Competition to Promote Energy-Efficient Buildings
University Teams Tackle Efficiency's Barriers for Buildings
ARPA-E Issues Call for Transformational Energy Technologies
Energy Department Announces Next Phase of L Prize Competition to Create Innovative Energy-Saving Lighting Products
DOE Seeks Industry Feedback on Voluntary Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades in Multifamily Housing
Energy 101 Video: Lumens
DOE Offers $5.2 Million for Building Efficiency Technologies
DOE Launches Next Phase of Competition to Create Efficient Lighting
Secrets of a Tribal Energy Auditor
EPA Names 2012 Energy Star Awardees, Celebrate 20th Anniversary
San Antonio Small Businesses 'Seeing the Light' with Energy Upgrades

April

Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores
DOE Backs Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications
GSA Slates 30 Federal Buildings for Deep Energy Retrofits
Energy Savers Tips Are on the Go
Selections Named for U.S.-India Joint Energy Center
Small Business Efficiency, Renewable Research Funding: Energy Department

May

Energy Secretary Chu Announces Montana Schools Win National Student Efficiency Competition
HVAC Efficiency Controls Could Mean Significant Savings
EPA Awards $1 Million to Colleges for Environmental Solutions
Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean Energy Business Competitions
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Clothes Washers and Dishwashers to Save Consumers Billions on Energy Bills
DOE Wins "Best Booth" Award for Its Educational SSL Exhibit
Winners of Design Competition to Advance Energy Efficient Lighting Named
U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Poneman Announces New Steps to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses

June

Chicago Joins President Obama's Better Buildings Challenge to Reduce Energy Use and Save Money
DOE to Launch an Energy Innovation Hub for Critical Materials Research
First Commercial Product Meets Rooftop Air Conditioner Challenge
Energy Department Names Finalists for the Better Buildings Federal Award
Administration Backs a $26 Million Competition for Advanced Manufacturing
The Clean Energy Economy is Creating Jobs
Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies
Energy Department Invests $7 Million in Solid-State Lighting
New Method Ensures the Effectiveness of Residential Building Energy Codes
New Advisory Committee to Boost Federal Deployment of Clean Energy
Chicago Joins the Better Buildings Challenge
Northwestern University Team Wins Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition
Obama Administration Announces New Partners Join the Better Buildings Challenge
Six New Partners Join the Better Buildings Challenge
New Centers for Building Operations Excellence Named
U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2012
Obama Administration Announces Major Steps to Advance Energy Efficiency Efforts, Improve Access to Low-Cost Financing for States and Local Communities
Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects Win 12 R&D 100 Awards
Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States

July

Administration Makes Major Advances in Energy Efficiency Access
Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States
Energy Department Announces $102 Million for Small Business Research
Report: Energy-Efficient Lighting has Lower Environmental Impact
One Cool Change at Energy HQ
EIA Sees Energy Efficiency Slowing U.S. Energy Consumption
Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business
In Minnesota, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Poneman Highlights Clean Energy Industries That Are Driving American Manufacturing Growth
Energy Department Offers Public Review of Savings Protocols
Energy Department Offers Public Review of Savings Protocols
Energy Department Launches 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award
Greening Up the Sports World

August

Energy Star National Building Competition Kicks Off
Energy Department to Award $43 Million for Energy Storage Technologies
Six New England States Launch Regional Renewable Energy Initiative
Energy Department Partnership to Certify Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes
ORNL Releases New Phase Change Materials Report
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of Winning Formula for Oregon School District
California Better Buildings Challenge Partners Showcase Energy Savings Projects with U.S. Energy Department Officials
Energy Department Announces University Appliance-Design Winners
DOE Publishes Updated SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of a Winning Formula for Oregon School District
Most Efficient Program for Windows to Launch in January 2013

September

Federal Electronics Stewardship Efforts Honored
Executive Order Promotes Industrial Energy Efficiency
Video View of an Endangered Program Cutting Energy Waste
DOE Releases Cost Model for Manufacturing of LED Packages
DOE Consortium Releases Draft Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires
California Efficiency Measures a Success
EPA, Green Sports Alliance Partner for Conservation
USDA Has Reached Its $250 Million Smart Grid Funding Goal
Funding Solar Projects at Federal Agencies Webinar Available
DOE's Decision Regarding Window Attachments and Rating, Certification and Labeling Programs
Building Envelope and Window R&D Program Releases Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Reports
Report Names Top 20 U.S. Corporate Solar Users
Environmental Management Introduces the First LEED Gold Industrial Facility
New York Brings Energy Efficient Technologies to Market

October

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy Management Award Winners
United States' Clean Energy Patents Soar, Report Indicates
Report: More Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies Used in 2011

November

USDA Announces $3 Million in Smart Grid Funding
IEA: Shift in Energy Balance Includes Renewables, Efficiency
NREL Seeks Public Feedback on Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades in Multifamily Housing
2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit - Technology Showcase
Better Buildings Neighborhood Partner Launches a New Home Energy Efficiency Audit Pilot
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in My State

December

DOE Releases CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED PAR38 Lamps
Energy Department Efficiency Project Earns R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award
Solar Decathlon at Home in the D.C. Community
Joint Statement on the U.S.-EU Energy Council
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Make a Big Difference to a Small Organization
Sustainable Building Technologies Drive Energy Savings in the United States
Wasted Energy Equals Opportunity
Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap: Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heat Pumps
Mayor of Ansonia, CT Commits to Energy Efficiency
Collaborative Brings Affordable Green Home to Deanwood
Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment
DOE and GE's GeoSpring Heat Pump Water Heater Is Coming Home
Honeywell keeps innovation close to home
Charlottesville Homeowners Take an Energy Efficiency LEAP
DOE Releases CALiPER 2012 Year in Review Report
2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Indoor Design Competition