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>>Welcome October by Celebrating National Energy Awareness Month 
Source: / Anna Hahnemann 
October means football season, pumpkin lattes, Halloween costumes and many other fun seasonal changes. While we’re excited for all things autumn, here at the Alliance we're welcoming this new month for another reason. On September 1991, President George Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, encouraging government and organizations to raise awareness of the importance of sustainably managing the nation’s energy resources. Read more here.

>>Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing
The Energy Department on September 17 announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Department also announced a partnership with the Council on Competitiveness and the Alliance to Save Energy to launch Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030, which will create a national roadmap to grow the U.S. economy while reducing energy costs. Read more here.

>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
The current issue of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update newsletter addresses:

>An overview of Building America Top Innovations, presented in a new, user-friendly website format
>Open registration for the 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition 
>The September 24 webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements 
>2014 Housing Innovation Awards and Building America sessions at the EEBA Conference—September 23-25, 2014 
>Residential success stories that employ Building America Top Innovations 
>DOE Zero Energy Ready Home technical trainings 
>The latest publications from Building America: measure guidelines, case studies for new and existing homes and technologies, and more! 

Click here to access the most current Building America UpdateLearn more about the Building America program.

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