Energy & Advocacy News

>>Updates from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
The current issue of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Update newsletter is now available. Read this issue to learn about: 

-A new DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation 
-The 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition registration deadline and a free webinar about proven strategies for designing zero energy ready homes 
-DOE's newest Solution Center for energy efficiency programs
-BEopt Version 2.3 with enhanced new features
-Residential success stories highlighting technologies for winter preparation
-Zero Energy Ready Home technical training in December
-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.

>>Housing Innovation Award Winners
DOE presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders at the Energy Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri in late September. These leaders are at the forefront of a revolution. You may think it is calm now -- it usually is right before the storm – but be prepared. Zero energy ready homes are in the news daily.  A recent study by Navigant Research expects the zero energy building market to grow to $1.4 trillion by 2035.  Learn more about how each of these winners has prepared for the future today and get ideas for your preparations.