After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

Companies and organizations are increasingly seeing their efforts to reduce energy use pay off, but after the low-hanging fruit like upgraded lighting and HVAC has been harvested, companies are wondering “what’s next?” Often, they’re finding, the answer to that question is renewables, according to Facility … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

It’s Atlanta Versus Boston in Third Annual Better Buildings SWAP

It’s Atlanta Versus Boston in Third Annual Better Buildings SWAP

Could harnessing America’s binge-watching habits change the world? The third annual U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings SWAP – a reality TV-style challenge between the cities of Atlanta and Boston to seek better energy efficiency ideas for each other – is about to launch.

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Along with experts from 25 other universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) will play a pivotal role in a new U.S.-funded consortium that will aim to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s industrial manufacturing processes by 50 percent by 2027, the university announced on February 8.

Berkeley Lab Predicts Distributed Solar Will Have Minimal Effect on Retail Prices

The effects of distributed solar on retail electricity prices are, and will continue to be, relatively insignificant compared to many other electricity-price drivers – such as utility capital investments – according to study results released on January 19 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Jacobs Selected for Pioneering New Jersey Rail Microgrid Project

New Jersey Transit – which operates 12 rail lines in the Garden State and provides nearly 223 million passenger trips each year – announced on January 3 that it had selected Jacobs Engineering Group to provide design and general engineering services for the agency’s $577 million microgrid project – the first of its kind nationwide.

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