August 11-13, 2015
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
For more information, visit http://energy.gov/eere/femp/energy-efficiency-exchange-2015
As the nation’s largest energy consumer, the federal government has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example, while working to meet federal and agency-specific energy management objectives. Join project implementation specialists and subject matter experts in addressing the challenges and opportunities of energy consumption, sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy security in and across federal agencies.
Energy Efficiency Exchange 2015 will provide International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units (CEUs) and help agencies satisfy requirements outlined in:
- Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010
- Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005
- Executive Order (E.O.) 13423
- Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
- E.O. 13653
- President’s Performance Contracting Challenge
- National Defense Authorization Act.
Read the full story in The Guardian.
Few dispute the need to make building stock more energy efficient. But is a lack of coherent central government thinking and bold grassroots leadership stalling progress?
View the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001167
Register for the informational webinar – Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
The Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program has announced the availability of up to $1 million for the Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001167. This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for U.S.-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficient technologies, manufacturing (for projects developing hardware), and commercialization.
Learn more about the BUILD funding opportunity →
- Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: December 19, 2014, 5:00 PM ET
- Submission Deadline for Full Applications: February 11, 2015, 5:00 PM ET
More information, application requirements, and instructions for this funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0001167) can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website. Questions about this FOA may be sent to BUILDFOA@hq.doe.gov.
At Creativist.com, Emily Byrd reports on the hurdles faced by the University of North Carolina GreenLabs program as they tried to convince researchers to participate in the National Freezer Challenge, a contest that aims to change how scientists use their ultra-low temperature freezers.
Read the full post from ACEEE.
The E2e project released a working paper recently that evaluates the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP), funded in 2009 by the American Recovery and Reinvest Act. In the paper, authors Sebastien Houde and Joseph Aldy find that the SEEARP program provided little economic stimulation or energy savings. These results are not surprising, given problems with the design of the program (points that ACEEE made when states were crafting their versions of the program). However, Houde and Aldy’s conclusion that incentive programs as a class are costly and ineffective is an unjustified case of guilt by association.
Read the full story at CNET.
Microsoft’s free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system’s power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.