Department of Energy

Resource pages for "Department of Energy"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


2022 Better Buildings Progress Report

Better Buildings Participants Realize More Than $15B In Energy Savings

New DOE report recognizes 12 organizations for achieving energy and water reduction goals; highlights new Better Climate Challenge partners.
energy standards

Energy Standards To Perform

The Buildings Performance Standards Coalition, which includes 33 state and local governments, advances legislation in support of emission reductions in both new and existing buildings.
manufacturing

DOE’s Better Plants Industry Partners Save $9B In Energy Costs

Over 250 manufacturing partners' energy efficiency and decarbonization measures kept 116 million metric tons of CO2 out of the air.
C-Crete

C-Crete Awarded $1.55M To Create Prototype Carbon-Based Building

The DOE funding will help C-Crete Technologies convert carbon ore to eco-friendly construction products, then design, assemble, and validate a prototype building.
green manufacturing

DOE Selects Five Manufacturing Partners To Validate Innovative Technologies

The DOE's partners will conduct Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) projects to speed adoption of cost-effective, emerging technologies that can help decarbonize the manufacturing sector.
Better Buildings Initiative

DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative Saves $13.5B In Energy Costs

New report highlights 12 organizations achieving bold energy, water, financing Goals; DOE launches new $12 million lighting prize.
smart energy analytics

Berkeley Lab Facilitates Smart Energy Analytics

Berkeley Lab building efficiency campaign drives $95M in annual energy savings
Iron Mountain Data Centers

Iron Mountain Data Centers Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

In a virtual tour, the Department of Energy recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.
geothermal direct use

U.S. DOE Launches Spring Geothermal Collegiate Competition

College and university teams will identify sites that could leverage local geothermal energy potential to heat and cool buildings, campuses, districts, or entire communities via direct use technologies.
Maryland

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.
Better Plants

Energy Department’s Better Plants Partners Save $8.2 Billion

Together, the 3,200 facilities that are part of the DOE’s Better Plants program have cumulatively saved $8.2 billion and 1.7 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy.
energy performance

DOE Invests $74M In Building And Construction Technologies

The funding will help develop energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the nation’s buildings and electric grid.
MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Recognized For Energy Efficiency Leadership

MetLife Investment Management's 910,000-square-foot building in Washington, DC is a Better Buildings showcase project and saves 31% annually on energy costs.
TE Connectivity

Energy Efficiency Efforts Save Manufacturer $200,000 Annually

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Better Plants partner TE Connectivity for energy efficiency leadership at its Lickdale, PA plant.
manufacturing energy

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.
cooling

YORK’s Cost-Effective Comfort Cooling

YORK Sun Choice rooftop units already surpass future DOE 2023 part-load standards by almost 10% to reduce energy consumption and operating costs.
Better Buildings Initiative

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.
building technologies

U.S. DOE Funding Early-Stage R&D On Building Technologies

Building envelope, energy management, and LED lighting are among the research areas to receive more than $40 million of funding.
light bulb standards

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.
Better Buildings Challenge

Energy Improvements Across The Board

With partners from public and private sectors, the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge is a platform for innovation and collaboration.

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