Energy & Advocacy News

>>Energy Department Invests Nearly $8 Million to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems for Buildings
The Energy Department announced nearly $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of energy in the United States and worldwide, these innovative solutions offer significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings. Read more here.

>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Update newsletter is now available.
Read this issue to learn about:

>A new Request for Information to gather industry feedback for three Technology-to-Market Roadmaps that address technical challenges in building envelope; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning; and indoor air quality and ventilation
>Building America teams Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI) and Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofits (PARR)—leaders in research and practical guidance for industry
>Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new Buildings Crowdsourcing Community website, a new tool to share ideas for innovative energy-efficient technologies for homes and commercial buildings
>Amended efficiency standards for water heater manufacturers that are projected to save $63 billion in energy costs
>May 20 Building America webinar: Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations
>2015 Housing Innovation Award application period now open through May 31, 2015
>Building America Solution Center’s new interactive checklist for EPA Indoor airPLUS Compliance
>Residential success stories highlighting PHI and PARR team projects
>Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Range Hood Roundup to improve indoor air quality
>Building America in the news
>The latest publications from Building America: measure guidelines, case studies for new and existing homes and technologies, and more!

Read the full issue for the latest news and information from Building America.