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Clean Grid Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Launches New Grid Initiative

7 Feb , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 2/7/22. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021 authorizes substantial funding for transmission line improvements to facilitate the clean energy transition in the U.S. Enabled by this law, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new initiative called Building a Better Grid that commences a process to assess and upgrade […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

DOE Invests to Drive Innovation to Reduce Building Energy Consumption

5 Sep , 2017  

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency ProudGreenBuilding, August 3, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Better Buildings Initiative Stimulates Energy Innovation

16 May , 2017  

Better Buildings Initiative

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

The Five Biggest Accomplishments of the ENERGY STAR Program

10 Mar , 2017  


Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The Energy Star program was launched by the EPA and DOE in 1992 to promote energy-efficient household appliances, lighting, heating systems, air conditioners, and other such items. The program is completely voluntary, and both manufacturers and consumers enjoy the benefits. By setting an international standard for energy-efficiency, this program has […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

ENERGY STAR Program in Danger

9 Mar , 2017  

Energy Star program

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The well-known ENERGY STAR program for labeling energy-efficient products is in jeopardy, as the Trump administration looks to cut it from the budget. This potential elimination joins a growing list of presidential plans that critics say will increase risk to the environment. The Republican president has already pledged to do […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

A CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Troffer Luminaires

16 Jan , 2017  

LED troffer luminaires

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® database: The efficacy of LED troffers is notably higher than what’s typical of troffers that are fitted […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Optimizing Grid Investments for the Grid of the Future

11 Jan , 2017  

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US administration: Energy storage and other grid investments vital to security and resilience Energy Storage News, January 9, 2017 Energy storage should be properly valued and supported at federal level in the United States, according to a government document analysing and evaluating energy policy released by officials of the outgoing Obama administration. The Quadrennial Energy […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Advancing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

20 Dec , 2016  

DOE Funds Projects to Develop Electric Motor Innovations ACHR News, December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Trimming Your Energy Bills and Keeping the Cold Outside

12 Dec , 2016  

Green Tips for Staying Warm, Comfy and Energy-Efficient Noozhawk, December 7, 2016 With all of the feasts, decorations, travel and gifts to be wrapped, no one wants to be surprised by a large utility bill this holiday season. But, you don’t have to be a Scrooge to save at this time of year. The county-operated emPower home energy […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Developing a New Generation of Energy Efficient Motors

29 Nov , 2016  

NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES Department of Energy AMO’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program is an RD&D effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed, integrated medium voltage (MV) drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications. […]

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