Building Our Energy Future Newsletter—July 2022
This newsletter highlights the latest news and tools, spotlights partnerships and team members, and links to recent publications and upcoming opportunities related to NREL's buildings research.
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Helping Communities Achieve Equitable Climate Futures
NREL leverages partnerships and ResStock tool to help the city of Chicago set priorities for energy efficiency, affordability, resiliency, equity, and transparency.
NREL Set To Receive $5.4 Million in Funding To Research Turning Buildings Into Carbon Storage Structures
NREL has been selected to receive over $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the development of technologies that can transform buildings into carbon storage structures.
Decarbonizing Windows Takes a Big Step Toward Industry Certification
Durability validation shifts from lab to industry partner.
Scientists Show Large Impact of Controlling Humidity on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Research effort by NREL and Xerox PARC offers predictions for 2050. It suggests new technologies are needed.
Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
Celebrating 20 Years!
Solar decathlon expands, bringing zero-energy programs to high school students and mid-career professionals.
JUMP Into STEM Final Event Exemplifies Commitment to Equity From the Next Generation of Building Science Professionals
The JUMP into STEM Final Event—held virtually Jan. 27 and 28, 2022—showcased holistic solutions from student teams covering three challenge areas: equal access to indoor air quality, resilience for all, and accelerated market adoption.
Leader in Buildings Research Receives Prestigious Black Engineer of the Year STEM Award
Roderick Jackson follows his passion for science, students, and social justice.
Advancing Clean Energy Through Partnerships
Blok-by-Blok: Lower Emissions and Costs With Net-Zero Energy Modules
A new report from Blokable, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory details actionable pathways to developing and building net zero energy housing without increasing costs yet still reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Addressing Energy Challenges of Housing Health Care Professionals on Remote Indian Health Service and U.S. Tribal Lands
Indian health service teams with NREL to reduce energy use in newly constructed residential buildings.
Win-Win: Prize Competitions Drive U.S. Clean Energy Entrepreneurship
American-Made Challenges support technology innovation and domestic manufacturing.