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DOE Awards $2.5 Million to BIPV Window Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $2.5 million to a solar technology company developing energy-generating windows, as part of the department’s SunShot Initiative. Last week, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Next Energy Technologies was selected to receive the grant, which it … Continue reading

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Report: Energy-Efficiency Employment Surges

An analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy reveals that approximately 32 percent of the 6.5 million employees in the U.S. construction industry work on energy-efficiency projects, including contract glaziers and installers of fenestration products. The agency’s second annual U.S. … Continue reading

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DOE Works with Manufacturers on Technical Challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the second round of funding for its Technologist in Residence (TIR) program. According to the DOE, the program “aims to strengthen lab-industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the national lab network for strategic, … Continue reading

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DOE Develops Paint-On Coating to Tackle Energy Leakage

In an effort to curb the estimated $50 billion annually that energy leakage through windows costs building owners, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has synthesized a potential solution. Researchers have developed a polymer … Continue reading

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Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council … Continue reading

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