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December 20, 2013

NREL Helps the Navy with Renewable Energy Site Assessment at Indian Ocean Base

NREL staff, along with members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, conducted a net-zero renewable energy site assessment in November at the Diego Garcia atoll in th eIndian Ocean.

December 10, 2013

NREL Takes Efficiency to the Great Outdoors

NREL earns new LEED-equivalent designation for sustainable landscaping.

November 6, 2013

NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility Garners LEED® Platinum

The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., has earned a LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

October 22, 2013

NREL Brings Precision, Savings to Energy Audits

Energy audit tool developed with concept3D spots more energy savings for commercial buildings.

September 30, 2013

Weatherization Work Guidelines Launched

Lab teams with Energy Department and industry to bring consistency to the weatherization workforce.

September 3, 2013

Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL

National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in Denver bring hundreds to NREL's energy-efficient buildings.

August 21, 2013

The Key to Greener Fleets

Leveraging state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize fleet sustainability and energy efficiency.

August 21, 2013

Putting On the Brakes to Protect America's Natural Treasures

National Parks Initiative greens roads and preserves once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

July 8, 2013

NREL Research Earns Three Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

A new energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, a better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries and a high-efficiency silicon solar cell – all developed or advanced at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.

June 14, 2013

At NREL, Sustainability Goes Beyond Campus

NREL's sustainability program supports the lab and community in leading the nation toward a clean energy future.

June 4, 2013

NREL Adds Eyes, Brains to Occupancy Detection

Image Processing Occupancy Sensor combines camera and microprocessor to save money, relieve occupant frustration.

May 23, 2013

NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 leaders to participate in its 2013 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which is focused on delivering clean energy solutions.

April 17, 2013

Denver Post Names NREL as a Top Work Place

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recognized by the Denver Post as a “2013 Top Work Place.” NREL is one of only 15 large Denver-area employers selected this year.

March 8, 2013

Sustainability through Dynamic Energy Management

Integrating behavior change with advanced building systems is the new model in energy efficiency.

March 8, 2013

Integrated Solutions for a Complex Energy World

Energy systems integration optimizes electrical, thermal, fuel, and data technologies design and performance.

February 22, 2013

NREL's Economic Benefit to Colorado totals $814.8 Million in FY 2012

The net economic benefit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to Colorado’s economy was $814.8 million in fiscal year 2012, according to a study by the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

February 7, 2013

Nation Could Double Energy Productivity

Commission report says greater energy efficiency good for economy, environment; NREL leads the way.

January 30, 2013

NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy 2013

Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in government, communities, non-profits and the private sector are eligible.

January 24, 2013

RSF Influences New High Performance Buildings

Changing the way U.S. commercial buildings are constructed was a goal from day one.

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