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White House to ask for 72% cut in RE budget

The Trump administration is expected to cut 72% of the Energy Department’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in their budget request to Congress for fiscal 2019.According to a report in The Washington Post, which obtained a draft of the budget documents, the draft proposal calls Read More...

U.S. wind capacity nears 89 GW

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on August 23 that the U.S. wind industry installed 7,017 megawatts (MW) of capacity last year, bringing total utility-scale wind capacity to nearly 89 GW.The announcement was part of the release of three reports “ demonstrating that as wind install Read More...

Benchmarking and Transparency: Resources for State and Local Leaders

Buildings account for about 40% of the energy consumed in the U.S. and therefore offer a great opportunity for energy and cost savings. This resource guide from Better Buildings shows how benchmarking and transparency can provide the foundation for improved energy performance. While the guide is des Read More...

2019 Better Buildings Progress Report

The 2019 Progress Report highlights the accomplishments of the 900+ partners working with the Better Buildings Initiative to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency while also creating jobs and increasing market competitiveness in the commercial, industrial, government, and resi Read More...

Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool

High-performance outdoor lighting technologies are proving to be a cost-effective energy savings measure, often offering 50 percent or more savings relative to previously installed systems while lasting longer and offering tremendous maintenance and operational benefits. Better Buildings presents th Read More...

DOE gives $59M for vehicle tech research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $59 million for 43 projects for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, co-optimized eng Read More...

Saint-Gobain: Advanced energy monitoring with wireless submetering

Saint-Gobain North America’s current goal in energy monitoring is to gain more granular data on energy usage within its manufacturing sites to accelerate the achievement of its sustainability goals; namely reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy intensity. Saint-Gobain made a public comm Read More...

Hannaford Supermarkets' Brandon, Vermont Showcase Project

Hannaford Supermarkets operates more than 180 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. In 2015, Efficiency Vermont launched a Deep Retrofit pilot program to help Vermont businesses cut their energy consumption in Read More...

2020 Better Buildings Progress Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 public and private sector organizations in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. The 2020 Better Buildings Progress Report details partners’ progress in advancing ener Read More...

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