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October 30, 2014

Helping Fort Carson Meet DOD Energy Goals

NREL's diverse projects with the Department of Defense at Fort Carson guide energy improvements that are moving the Army toward its visionary energy goals.

October 27, 2014

NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations

The U.S. Army (Army) has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation (NZEI) pilot sites achieve net zero energy, they will replace approximately 8 percent of the Army’s current total installation energy use with renewable energy. In fact, if all Army installations worldwide were to achieve a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption, as the NZEI pilot sites can, the Army would save approximately 20 trillion BTUs and up to $300 million in annual energy costs.

October 13, 2014

HP Supercomputer at NREL Garners Top Honor

Supercomputer that uses waste heat to warm its building wins R&D 100 award.

July 17, 2014

Industry, Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools

NREL's algorithms and models predict performance and financial risk of renewable energy systems.

July 11, 2014

NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

A growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost, and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform – both developed or advanced by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

June 10, 2014

NREL Recommended for Prestigious Safety and Environmental Certifications

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recommended for recertification to three significant international standards demonstrating the laboratory’s commitment to the environment, safety, and quality excellence. The management system certifications include: ISO 14001:2004 (environment); OHSAS 18001:2007 (health and safety), and ISO 9001:2008 (quality, limited scope).

June 9, 2014

Campus Showcases High-Performance Buildings

NREL buildings demonstrate the effective execution of energy-efficient design and operation.

May 12, 2014

NREL Hosts Race to Zero-Energy Homes

Twenty-eight teams from U.S. and Canadian universities convene at NREL for student design competition.

March 12, 2014

NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance

NREL-led guidelines effort enables breakthroughs for the home energy performance industry.

March 12, 2014

Computing Advances Enable More Efficient Buildings

Computers, apps, and visualization tools open up new possibilities to improve the energy performance of buildings.

January 16, 2014

NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process

Unique microbe gobbles methane and turns it into liquid diesel.

January 6, 2014

NREL Expert Honored for Energy Systems Innovations

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently won several prestigious awards, including honors for innovations in window air-conditioning efficiency, data sharing, and its energy-efficient computer data center.

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