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DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO; formerly called the Industrial Technologies Program, or ITP) represents one of the only remaining...
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) yields data that can enable and empower customers to identify opportunities to reduce their energy use and...
Increasing efficiency in the agricultural sector and in rural communities can improve the financial situation of farms and communities, ease the...
Residential air conditioning accounts for around 5% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. Residential air conditioning technologies include...
Over the next decade a host of federal air regulations will update limits on the emissions of multiple pollutants from stationary sources such as...
H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), was passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 but did not...
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported out the American Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA) on June 17, 2009. This bill served...
On May 12, 2010, after months of deliberation, Senators Kerry (D-MA) and Lieberman (I-CT), with input from Senator Graham (R-SC), introduced a...
In February 2009, Congress passed and the President signed into law an economic stimulus package estimated to cost $787 billion over two years. The...
Since 1980, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has administered the EnergyGuide labeling program to assist consumers in making informed decisions...
Minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and lighting have been one of the most successful policies used by states and the federal...
The federal government can advance energy efficiency by funding programs through the appropriations process. The federal government funds numerous...
Boilers are used for heating residential and commercial spaces via hot water or, less commonly, steam. Residential boiler efficiency is rated in...
The value of energy efficiency in properly implemented construction standards is universally recognized as the easiest and most cost-effective way...
The “building envelope” refers to the external walls, windows, roof, and floor of a building. This barrier between indoors and outdoors...
Building modeling and simulation is a growing discipline. Modeling software can be used to estimate a building’s projected energy and water...
Building performance efforts seek to improve the energy performance of existing buildings by taking a comprehensive approach to improving their...
Building owners and potential purchasers and renters rarely have access to the information they need to understand the energy efficiency of a given...
Fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles have improved dramatically in recent years. The original Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)...
Energy efficiency measures have been proven by many analyses to be the most cost-effective and fast-track way to address global climate change while...
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system...
Commissioning is a quality assurance process for new construction projects that begins with pre-design and continues through design, construction,...
Consumer electronics include electronics used for entertainment, office equipment, or telecom. As the number of these electronics per household...
Opportunities for energy savings in food preparation come from more efficient appliances and equipment as well as behavioral changes. Appliance...
In the traditional model for establishing rates for customers of regulated electric and natural gas utilities, higher sales of energy lead to...