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DOE

Energy Department Announces $46.2 Million for 48 Projects to Advance Solar Power Technologies

The Department of Energy announced $46.2 million for 48 projects as part of its SunShot Initiative. These projects are intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies, which are aimed at lowering costs and improving reliability and efficiency.
SEIA

Solar Industry Hails Public Utility Commission of Oregon Approval of Community Solar

The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) adopted community solar rules that will bring the state one step closer to enabling all Oregonians to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects without having to place solar panels on one’s roof.
NIBS

Institute Issues Recommendations to the 45th President

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, the National Institute of Building Sciences has, from its beginnings, served as an authoritative source of information on building science and technology. More than four decades since its founding, this non-profit, non-governmental organization still brings the public and private sectors together to find solutions to make buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.
SEIA

Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
NIBS

BEST5 Technical Committee Extends Call for Abstracts

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council – Philadelphia are extending the deadline to submit abstracts for papers for presentation at the fifth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science and Technology™ (BEST5), to be held April 16 – 18, 2018 at the historic Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Soo-Im_KTGY

KTGY Director, Design Soo Im to Speak on Solving the Industry’s Next Great Challenge:...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Soo Im, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB and Director, Design in the firm’s Los Angeles office will be a speaker at the 3rd Annual Interface Seniors Housing Midwest on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Chicago. She will participate in the panel discussion, “Solving the Industry’s Next Great Challenge: Building and Operating Middle Income Seniors Housing.”
SEIA

Solar Industry Urges Nevada Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Solar Jobs and Homeowners in...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement on the Nevada Legislature’s passing of a bill that re-opens the residential solar market in the state, which had been all but frozen since a 2015 regulatory decision. The bill (AB 405) would reinstate the Net Energy Metering mechanism, but with a discounted rate for customer-generated power that is exported to the grid.
AWEA

WINDPOWER 2017 closes with an eye on 2020

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel as the WINDPOWER 2017 Conference wrapped up this week in Anaheim.
SEIA

SEIA Statement on SolarWorld Joining Section 201 Trade Case

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's announcement that SolarWorld Americas Inc. has joined the Section 201 trade action
Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes

California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption in buildings, including a policy goal for all new residential buildings to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020. Now the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched two projects to help the state meet its ZNE building goals.
BOMA

TOP TRENDS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHTED AT BOMA INTERNATIONAL’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer attendees of the upcoming 2017 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo an in-depth look at the sustainable best practices and technology trends driving the commercial real estate industry.
SEIA

Solar Industry Applauds Gov. Dayton’s Veto, Urges Him to Keep Anti-Consumer Provisions Out of...

The national solar energy association commended Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for protecting consumers and a quickly growing solar industry in the state. The measure (SF 1937) would have removed solar customers’ ability to have unfair fees reviewed by independent experts at the Public Utilities Commission
Center for Biological Diversity

Energy Department Challenged on Biased Grid Study

Six groups today sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry challenging the biased premise of a recently announced study of grid reliability. Theoretically an investigation into the retirement of baseload power plants, the proposed study is better understood as a political attack on renewable energy, including current modest incentives for wind and solar.
Jeremy-Crawford

RESO Honors Outstanding Volunteers at 2017 Spring Tech Summit

At its sold-out Spring Technology Summit in Austin, Texas recently, the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, honored more than two-dozen of its leaders and members for their outstanding personal contributions with its 2017
NREL

NREL to Work with 14 Additional Small Businesses as Part of the DOE Small...

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will collaborate with 14 companies to address their critical technology challenges under the third round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program.
Energy

DOE Awards 21 Contracts to Provide New and Efficient Energy and Water Infrastructure Improvements...

The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of 21 new energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities. These indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are awarded to energy service companies (ESCOs) that provide guaranteed cost savings as a result of privately financed energy and water infrastructure improvements to federal facilities, without the need for additional congressional appropriations.
Rendering by KTGY Architecture + Planning

COVO, Design-Forward, ‘Small-Lot’ Homes Open in Silver Lake

Planet Home Living has unveiled COVO, a collection of 10 sleek, small-lot homes in the heart of Silver Lake. The community includes a new, fully-furnished model home set to grand open on Saturday, April 22nd and is open “by appointment only” prior to the grand opening.
AWEA

Clean energy coalition supports proposed FERC revision of interconnection process

A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development
NAR

Personal Safety Company Guard Llama Scores Deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama(link is external), is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history.
NREL

NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators at Industry Growth Forum

The Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this week attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders to Denver, Colo. Three companies were honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards at the conclusion of the event.
NREL

NREL Researchers Capture Excess Photon Energy to Produce Solar Fuels

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat
NREL

NREL Establishes World Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process.
John Mosey

Homesnap Now Available To Over 500,000 Agents

Homesnap, which is the public face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), has surged past the 500,000 agent mark and is now available to agents and their clients in over 50 large and small markets across the country. Since the BPP became operational at the beginning of 2017, many MLSs have signed up to participate in the portal, accelerating the growth of the platform through the first quarter of the year. Already, agents using the app have invited more than 13 million clients to connect with them in Homesnap.
Homeselfe®RE

Mobile App Creates Reports Based on Smart Home and Energy Efficiency Data

Growing numbers of homebuyers and sellers are looking for energy efficient homes and the Homeselfe®RE app empowers agents with several tools to serve these clients. A survey of brokers and agents released last week by the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR)reveals that nearly 80% feel that Utility Costs are very or somewhat important to homebuyers. Based on its patent pending technology, Homeselfe®RE can easily generate smart home, energy efficiency and solar reports an agent can use in listing presentations and marketing materials.
Colby_Regent

Brookfield Residential Debuts New Distinctive Home Designs by KTGY Architecture + Planning at Kissing...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s new distinctive home designs targeting the needs of today’s discerning active adults were recently unveiled at Kissing Tree in San Marcos, Texas. Kissing Tree is the first baby boomer, master-planned community, for those 55 and better by Brookfield Residential Properties, and the first of its kind in San Marcos. The 3,200-home community is located on 1,332 acres in Central Texas, halfway between San Antonio and Austin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country
VA

VA Awards Grants to Develop Technology to Help Veterans, Service Members Modify Homes

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the awarding of $599,802 in Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grants to eligible individuals, researchers and organizations to develop new technology that may enhance Veterans’ and service members’ ability to live in a specially adapted home.

Alliance Applauds Senate Energy Markup, Bipartisan Approval Of Portman-Shaheen

The Alliance to Save Energy is calling for Congress to pass several important energy efficiency bills that cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday with broad bipartisan support, including the “Portman-Shaheen” bill that would create thousands of jobs and save consumers billions of dollar
SEIA

SEIA Testifies to NV Legislature on NEM Reinstatement

SEIA's Sean Gallagher testified before the Energy Subcommittee of the Nevada Legislature's Commerce and Labor Committee on Monday, proposing that the subcommittee amend the bill that killed the state's net metering policy in 2015
SEIA

SEIA Launches National Consumer Education Campaign

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar.
NREL

New Report Shines Light on Installed Costs and Deployment Barriers for Residential Solar PV...

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar systems equipped with energy storage-and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Sierra Del Oro

Hanley Investment Group Negotiates Sale of Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center in Corona...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of Sierra Del Oro Towne Centre, a 110,004-square-foot Ralphs grocery-anchored shopping center located at the signalized intersection of Green River Road and Serfas Club Drive in Corona, Calif. The purchase price was $28.6 million. According to CoStar, this is the second grocery-anchored property to trade in the Inland Empire in the last 24 months.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

ASE

Alliance To Save Energy Announces Six “Stars Of Energy Efficiency” Award...

The 2017 Stars of Energy Efficiency awards, honoring the top energy efficiency innovators, will be presented to American Water, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Itron, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Schneider Electric and 7-Eleven, the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) announced today. The awards will be conferred before nearly 400 leaders from industry, government and the non-profit sectors at the 25th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on September 14 in Washington, D.C.