USDA Boosts more than 500 Rural Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing more than $30 million in loans and grants to 516 recipients for rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Share and Enjoy:

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Vice President Biden Launches DOE Home Energy Scoring Program

Vice President Joe Biden has launched DOE’s Home Energy Score, a pilot program designed to give homeowners reliable information about their homes’ energy efficiency. Share and Enjoy:

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Officials Back Big Boost for Building Energy Efficiency Code

Local and state building code officials have approved a package of revisions to the commercial section of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) that represent the largest single-step efficiency increase in the history of the national, model energy code. Share and Enjoy:

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Vice President Biden Launches Home Energy Scoring Program

Vice President Biden joined U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu today to announce the launch of the Home Energy Score pilot program. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners straightforward, reliable information about their homes’ energy efficiency. Share and Enjoy:

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Army Adopts New Sustainable Policy for Buildings, Lighting

The U.S. Army has issued two new policy memorandums to improve its building efficiency and require more light bulbs that are energy efficient as part of an effort to increase sustainability. Share and Enjoy:

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GSA Moves to LEED Gold Standard for All New Federal Buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is moving toward requiring LEED Gold certification for all new federal buildings, as well as major renovations. Share and Enjoy:

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FTC Will Require EnergyGuide Labels for Televisions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said that its amended Appliance Labeling Rule requires that televisions manufactured after May 10, 2011 must display EnergyGuide labels to help consumer make better choices. Share and Enjoy:

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