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U.S. DOE Finalizes 4 Consensus-Based Efficiency Standards to Save Americans Billions on Utility Bills

DOE Finalizing Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, Circulator Pumps, Dishwashers, and Miscellaneous Refrigeration Appliances—Delivering Savings to Consumers as Directed by Congress and with Strong Industry and Stakeholder Support WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced four, consensus-based energy-efficiency actions that will … [continued]

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New Analysis: Geothermal Heat Pumps Key Opportunity in Switch to Clean Energy

ORNL and NREL Modeling Finds Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps in About 70% of US Buildings Could Reduce Need for New Long-Distance Transmission Lines by 33% A new analysis from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that, coupled with building envelope improvements, installing geothermal heat pumps in around 70% of U.S. buildings … [continued]

Emerging controllable technologies in residential buildings are changing the nature of energy consumption and creating opportunities for demand flexibility. To study these opportunities, NREL has created the Object-oriented Controllable High-resolution Residential Energy (OCHRE) model. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL.

Modeling Breakthrough Allows Researchers To Account for Occupant Comfort and Assess Smart Building Technologies

NREL Releases Open-Source OCHRE To Study Emerging Controllable Technologies Within the Home and the Impacts on the Grid Homes across the country are incorporating new technologies, such as energy-efficient heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, electric vehicles, rooftop solar, and energy storage systems. The new devices are often equipped with … [continued]

$169 Million To Accelerate Electric Heat Pump Manufacturing In USA

Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and the Defense Production Act Will Boost U.S. Manufacturing, Grow the Clean Energy Workforce, and Lower Energy Costs for Families NEW ORLEANS, LA — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a historic $169 million … [continued]