DOE Awards $76 Million for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies

DOE has selected 58 projects to receive more than $76 million in Recovery Act funds to develop advanced energy-efficiency building technologies as well as commercial building training programs. Share and Enjoy:

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Five More States Reach Milestone for Recovery Act Weatherization

Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Utah have weatherized a total of more than 9,000 homes with Recovery Act funding so far, hitting targets that entitle them to access all of their Recovery Act funding for DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Seven other states already crossed that threshold. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs

DOE announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the Recovery Act to support advanced energy- efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Awards $29 Million for Weatherization Training Centers

Thirty-four weatherization training centers in 27 states will receive $29 million in DOE grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The energy efficiency funds will go toward expanding eight existing training centers and establishing 26 new ones. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Halts Sales of Inefficient Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners

DOE has ordered Aspen Manufacturing, Inc.; Summit Manufacturing; and Advanced Distributor Products to halt the distribution of 61 models of heat pumps and one air conditioner model that do not comply with federal energy conservation standards. Share and Enjoy:

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Data Centers Can Now Earn the Energy Star Label

Stand-alone data centers and buildings that house large data centers can now earn the Energy Star label if they are in the top 25% of their peers in terms of energy efficiency. Those looking to earn that label should check out the best practices compiled by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Share and Enjoy:

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