Energy & Advocacy News

>>Energy Department Invests $600,000 in University-Industry Partnerships to Enhance Building Efficiency
The Energy Department announced $600,000 in funding to help American universities to establish stronger partnerships with industry and business in the area of building efficiency, supporting the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 and developing the nation’s clean energy workforce.

The selections for the Building University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) awards support efforts by American universities to more effectively compete for building energy efficiency research and development funding, develop partnerships with industry, and improve manufacturing education. Each selected project will receive $200,000 in funding; more than 50% of expenditures in each project will be used to support undergraduate students.

The projects selected for award negotiations are:
-Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
-Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
-University of California, Davis (Davis, California) 
Learn more about the Department's efforts to help homes and buildings save energy


>>News & Events from Building Technologies Office

-Get Acquainted with DOE’s New Residential Accelerators: Home Upgrade Program Accelerator, Home Energy Information Accelerator
-Call for ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award Nominations: Send nominations to
-Connecticut Launches Nation's First Statewide Home Energy Score Program
-DOE Resources Help Measure Building Energy Benchmarking Policy & Program Effectiveness
-Attend Clean Energy Manufacturing Summit for Southeast Region on July 9
>>U.S. DOE Building America Update

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Update newsletter is now available, and includes:
>The Field Test Best Practices tool for building science researchers
>Dates and details about the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition
>Advanced framing tips from the Building America Solution Center
>DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Virtual Office Hours
>Call for entries for the 2015 GreenBuilder magazine Home of the Year Awards
>Residential success stories highlighting building solutions for walls and roofs
>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.