Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities

Martha Stewart created an empire by inviting Americans into her home to show how one small improvement could dramatically transform a room or how tweaking an old recipe could surprise your palette. Martha Stewart, however, is not an engineer so why would she take a personal interest in BetterBuildings, a DOE program to reduce energy waste in homes and businesses? Share and Enjoy:

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EPA Names Cities with the Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings

In the third annual tally of cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings, Los Angeles, California, remained atop the list with 510 buildings. This year’s list was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 14. Share and Enjoy:

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Participants Bring Innovation to D.C.’s Ward 7

In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011—which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive—we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. Share and Enjoy:

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A Former "Most Wanted" Building Gets a Reprieve

“Most Wanted” posters identifying bandits and desperadoes are familiar images to anyone who has ever seen a Western movie. If they still made those posters, and if they offered rewards for turning in energy inefficient buildings, the Cedar Park City Hall would have been one of the meanest outlaws this side of West Texas. Share and Enjoy:

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NREL’s Energy Modeling Tools Help Cut Energy Use in Buildings

A team at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a suite of energy modeling tools to help cut down on building energy consumption. The tools are free to anyone who wants to use them. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Helps Launch the Multi-Agency i6 Green Challenge for Commercialization

DOE has joined with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to kickoff the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which aims to establish innovative regional centers for the commercialization of clean technologies. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Fellowships to Support the Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

DOE has launched two new fellowship programs designed to attract the best and brightest scientific minds in the United States to work on advanced renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Share and Enjoy:

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Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth

DOE joined with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge. Share and Enjoy:

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