EPA Helps Partners Find Commercial Energy Efficiency Savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined with eight Energy Star partner utilities and state energy efficiency programs located throughout the country in a pilot program to target commercial building energy efficiency. Share and Enjoy:

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Global Leaders Meet to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

Leaders from 15 countries, the European Commission, and the United States have held the first policy meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). DOE Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi was picked as the first policy committee chair. Share and Enjoy:

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Global Leaders Meet to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies. Share and Enjoy:

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EPA Hosts First Building Competition to Boost Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring a national energy efficiency contest, featuring 14 commercial buildings from across the country competing to trim kilowatt-hours. The winner will be announced at EPA’s final “weigh-in” on October 26. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Awards $452 million in Recovery Act Funds for Building Retrofits

Vice President Joe Biden has announced the 25 communities selected for up to $452 million in Recovery Act funds under DOE’s “Retrofit Ramp-Up.” The funds will leverage an estimated $2.8 billion from other sources for these pilot projects. Share and Enjoy:

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Architect Group Names the Top Ten Green Buildings for 2010

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the top ten green buildings for 2010, citing examples in six states and two foreign countries of buildings which make the best use of energy efficiency strategies such as natural daylighting, shading, and ventilation. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Picks 20 Teams to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

DOE has selected the 20 collegiate teams to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The teams, representing five countries and four continents, will compete to design and build the most affordable energy-efficient and solar-powered houses. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE and EPA Announce Changes to Bolster the Energy Star Program

DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced changes to the certification process for Energy Star products. Manufacturers must now submit complete lab reports to the EPA for its review and approval. Share and Enjoy:

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Federal Buildings Go Green with $4 Billion in Recovery Act Funds

The United States has invested $4 billion in Recovery Act funds for the energy-efficient construction and renovation of federal buildings nationwide. The money is being spent on new construction and upgrades such as high-efficiency heating and cooling, solar panels, and solar water heaters. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Sets Tough Standards for Home Water Heaters, Other Heating Products

DOE has finalized tougher appliance standards for home water heaters and other heating products. The new standards will save consumers up to $10 billion over 30 years and are part of the $300 billion that will be saved from DOE’s increased standards on more than 20 types of products. Share and Enjoy:

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U.S. EPA, DOE Announce Changes to Bolster ENERGY STAR Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today jointly announced changes to the ENERGY STAR product certification process to ensure that only products meeting the ENERGY STAR requirements can receive an ENERGY STAR label. Share and Enjoy:

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Secretary Chu Announces More Stringent Appliance Standards for Home Water Heaters and Other Heating Products

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department has finalized higher energy efficiency standards for a key group of heating appliances that will together save consumers up to $10 billion and prevent up to 164 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 30 years. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE to Provide $37.5 Million for U.S.-Chinese Clean Energy Research

DOE is committing $37.5 million in funding over the next five years to support the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center. The joint initiative will focus initially on building energy efficiency and clean vehicles, as well as carbon capture and storage. Share and Enjoy:

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