Major energy efficiency gains and improved home affordability are within reach for new manufactured homes in America following a strong consensus agreement reached by the Manufactured Housing Working Group. (The U.S. Department of Energy established the Working Group earlier this year, with the expectation that diverse stakeholders were willing and able to work together, to … Read more

The Department of Energy took an important step toward more affordable, energy efficient manufactured homes today when its standards advisory committee established a formal working group in which consumers, manufacturers, utilities, environmental advocates and other stakeholders will work together on updated energy-saving standards for a type of housing that is home to nearly 20 million … Read more

The federal government yesterday issued new efficiency standards for the electricity distribution transformers that bring power to every U.S. home and business. The new standards are an important step in the right direction, although far greater savings are achievable. To achieve the maximum cost-effective energy savings, DOE will need to revisit the standards in the … Read more

Kevin Kampschroer, the Director of the Federal High-Performance Green Building Program at the General Services Administration, is an unsung hero of energy efficiency.  Literally.  Yesterday, the Alliance to Save Energy awarded Kevin an esteemed Unsung Hero award for his outstanding contributions in the field.  His team works hard to find, develop and promote practices that … Read more

Unfortunately, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has proposed slashing the Energy Star budget by over $10 million, or about 30 % for the rest of this year. That puts the program, and the benefits it delivers, at severe risk. Since its launch in 1992, Energy Star has earned great consumer recognition and credibility, and … Read more