Department of Energy

A Push To Adopt Strong Building Energy Codes
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A Push To Adopt Strong Building Energy Codes

Department of Energy report predicts $126 billion in consumer savings between 2010... More

Revised Furnace Efficiency Standard Proposed
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Revised Furnace Efficiency Standard Proposed

Updated units can save homeowners up to $411 a year. More

DOE Grant Funds Will Help Develop Residential Construction Solutions
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DOE Grant Funds Will Help Develop Residential Construction Solutions

Home Innovation Research Labs will use DOE grant funds to test window installation... More

New Program Supports Initiative to Make Going Solar Faster, Cheaper
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New Program Supports Initiative to Make Going Solar Faster, Cheaper

Communities are invited to receive technical assistance to help spur solar market... More

How Much Power Could Solar Panels Provide?
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How Much Power Could Solar Panels Provide?

The Department of Energy's renewable energy lab just nearly doubled its estimate... More

3-D Printed Tiny House Shares Energy With a 3-D Printed SUV
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3-D Printed Tiny House Shares Energy With a 3-D Printed SUV

From architecture firm SOM and the U.S. Department of Energy, here's a glimpse at... More

Do Energy Codes Work?
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Do Energy Codes Work?

Preliminary results from the largest residential energy code field study ever... More

Solar Energy Research Center opens at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Solar Energy Research Center opens at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The state-of-the-art building will house 100 researchers working in the field of... More

DOE Asks: How Do You Define Net-Zero?
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DOE Asks: How Do You Define Net-Zero?

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking public input for a definition of net-zero... More

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DOE Labs Could Trigger Regional Economic Mojo DOE Labs Could Trigger Regional Economic Mojo

Since their inception, the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have been in the vanguard of America's global research and development leadership. However, the national innovation system has changed. Today, much technology development and application occurs in the context of regional clusters of firms, trade associations, educational institutions, private labs, and regional economic development organizations. Unfortunately, legacy operating procedures limit the DOE labs' ability to engage fully with the regional economies in which they are located. This brief explains how the DOE and Congress can improve the impact of national labs in this new context. More

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