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June 12, 2024

Q&A With Ana Aday: A Holistic Approach To Advancing Cement and Concrete Sustainability

Ana Aday, a materials science researcher in NREL’s Building Technologies and Science Center, is taking on a whole new challenge: decarbonizing the cement and concrete industry.

June 10, 2024

Zero Energy Design Designation Sets Collegiate Building Science Programs Apart

Apply by June 28, 2024, to have your program recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

May 31, 2024

Ice Breaker: Q&A With Director of NREL's Alaska Campus

Originally a mechanical engineer, Bruno Grunau now spends his days testifying before Congress, meeting regularly with the Alaska governor's office, and learning from Alaska's utilities, communities, and Indigenous people whose ancestors have lived here for thousands of years.

May 20, 2024

Zero-Energy Design From The University of Arizona Earns Top Honors in the Solar Decathlon 2024 Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon®—DOE's longest-running student competition—announced the winners of the 2024 Design Challenge at a livestreamed awards ceremony on April 21!

May 15, 2024

Resilience at the Edge: City of Eastport Considers Harnessing Tidal Power for Island Microgrid

The 1,300 people who call Eastport, Maine, home live in the easternmost point in the continental United States. The bridged island, connected to the mainland by a single causeway, faces powerful Atlantic Ocean winds and is susceptible to disruptive power outages. But it was not always that way.

April 24, 2024

IN² at 10 Years: How It Started, How It's Going, What's Next, and Beyond

For its 10th anniversary, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²) is expanding in a major way.

April 5, 2024

2023-2024 JUMP into STEM Final Competition Winners Announced as Newest Cohort of Future Building Scientists

After presenting innovative solutions for some of the most complex challenges in the buildings industry, 11 students have been named winners of the 2024 JUMP into STEM Final Competition.

March 1, 2024

40 Collegiate Teams Advance—Solar Decathlon 2024 Design Challenge

Forty teams from 37 collegiate institutions are advancing to the final stage of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2024 Design Challenge based on their cutting-edge, zero-energy building designs.

Feb. 21, 2024

Q&A With Kerry Rippy: Why You Should Be Optimistic About Industrial Carbon Emissions

In NREL's latest Manufacturing Masterminds Q&A, Kerry Rippy explains why she chose chemistry over literature, why carbon capture cannot be our only decarbonization solution, and how the mining industry could reduce emissions with the rocks it already digs up.

Feb. 20, 2024

IN² Demonstration: Electrification—One Building at a Time

Through its IN2 demonstration, NREL is helping BlocPower assess how its technical capabilities can perform in the field.

Feb. 13, 2024

NREL Collaborates on $15 Million Multilaboratory Efforts To Advance Commercialization of Carbon Dioxide Removal

DOE tapped NREL to support a new $15 million research effort to improve the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon dioxide removal technologies, an industry with the potential to help mitigate climate change by addressing existing carbon emissions and removing them from the atmosphere.

Feb. 12, 2024

News Release: Benefits of Heat Pumps Detailed in New NREL Report

Millions of U.S. households would benefit from heat pumps, but the cost of installing the technology needs to come down to make their use a more attractive proposition, according to researchers at NREL.


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