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Energy and Commerce Departments Announce New Centers for Building Operations Excellence

June 19, 2012

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Contact: Jennifer Huergo

Part of administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, Centers Will focus on energy efficiency workforce development for building operations professionals

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Commerce announced selections for three Centers for Building Operations Excellence that will receive a total of $1.3 million to create and deploy programs aimed at training and expanding current and incoming building operators. The Centers are part of the Obama administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, which is working to improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial buildings 20 percent by 2020 with the potential to reduce American business’ energy bills by approximately $40 billion per year.

For the full story, visit http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2012/06/19/energy-and-commerce-departments-announce-new-centers-building-operati.