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NBC Right Now reports on PNNL's VOLTTRON, which monitors energy and maximizes utility usage. 12.5.18 

T&D World discusses how PNNL's VOLTTRON goes way beyond building energy management. 10.22.18 

The Statesman cites a paper contributed to by PNNL ina study that indicates surfaces that throw out heat would reduce the energy it takes to cool things down. 10.3.18 

North American Clean Energy reports on VOLTTRON, an energy platform available in open source. 8.21.18 

Facilitiesnet quotes PNNL's Paul Erlich on an article about how the Internet of Things can help save energy when it's most expensive.  5.31.18

Facility Executive cites PNNL study that found U.S. commercial buildings could cut energy use by 29% on average by taking full advantage of controls technology, implementing a few basic energy-efficiency measures. 5.21.18

PC Magazine provides a guide to using BI apps with Edge computing, and interviews PNNL’s Johnathan Vee Cree and William Moeglein. 04.25.18

2017 published a story on connected lighting test beds, designed and operated by PNNL to characterize the capabilities of market-available connected lighting systems. 11.27.17

Green Tech Media quoted PNNL’s Michael Mylrea in a story on how an increasingly transactional grid is forcing the DOE to shore up electricity network defenses with blockchain technology. 10.11.17

Daily Energy Insider and GreenTech Media covered an announcement that PNNL will lead five new projects in a DOE grid modernization initiative aimed at improving distribution resiliency systems. 09.14.17

CleanTech Group mentioned PNNL in a story on transactive energy and the grid. 09.11.17

GeekWire reported on Clean Energy Testbeds discussion of the transactive campus energy project—a regional partnership between PNNL, the University of Washington and Washington State University—to demonstrate technologies and measure to how buildings and campuses can create flexibility for the electric grid. 08.19.17

Automated Buildings published an essay about PNNL’s energy management platform VOLTTRON. 08.01.17

Solar Novus Today reported that PNNL’s Nora Wang was a juror for DOE’s Solar Decatholon collegiate solar building competition. 07.25.17

GreenBiz posted a guest essay by the Rocky Mountain Institute that included PNNL’s VOLTTRON building control platform in a list of technologies that can help high-performance buildings meet their energy-efficiency goals. 07.17.19

Electrical Construction & Maintenance reported on a talk by PNNL’s Michael Poplawski on connected lighting at LightFair International. 05.11.17

Daily Energy Insider reported that Henry Huang was elected to the rank of fellow at IEEE. 03.24.

Utility Dive reported that the University of Toledo in Ohio is collaborating with PNNL to test VOLTTRON software that can automate energy use of buildings on its campus. 02.23.17 

The Toledo Blade reported on a PNNL-led project in Northern Ohio on integrating building controls with the grid for optimized efficiency and grid stability. PNNL is teaming with University of Toledo and Case Western Reserve University. 01.23.17


KING 5 noted that PNNL-developed vanadium technologies are the basis for UniEnergy Technologies’ vanadium flow battery, which are being installed at a Snohomish County PUD substation near Everett, Wash. 11.21.16

Xconomy noted that PNNL, the University of Washington and Washington State University have signed a memorandum of understanding that builds upon research collaborations, including smart energy management. 11.04.16

In an essay about open-source solutions for automated buildings, noted that PNNL developed the VOLTTRON energy management platform. 11.01.16

HPAC Engineering quoted PNNL’s Srinivas Katipamula in an article about the rising efficiency of rooftop heating and cooling units. 10.25.16

Government Technology covered Spokane’s Innovation Hub and PNNL’s role in making it more energy-efficient with “smart-city” technology. 10.03.16

EIN News posted a story on the expansion of the Better Buildings Initiative to increase the efficiency of U.S. laboratories. 09.28.16

In a story on developing a smart city living laboratory in Spokane, Wash., WSU News reported that researchers at Washington State University are partnering with PNNL to create smart buildings, campuses, and cities. 09.28.16

Yahoo Finance mentioned that PNNL is working with utility partner Avista on a ‘Shared Economy Model’ for grid resilience in Spokane. 09.28.16

In a story about the expansion of the Better Buildings Initiative, reported that PNNL is part of DOE’s Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator. 09.28.16

The DOE blog featured a story on how PNNL is helping define a vision for energy-efficient buildings 100 years from now. 09.06.16

Homeland Preparedness News reported on the React cybersecurity solution for utilities, which builds upon a prototype developed by NRECA in partnership with PNNL and others. 08.23.16

GeekWire ran a story on PNNL’s Connected Buildings Challenge, in which participant groups use PNNL’s VOLTTRON platform to come up with ways to make buildings more energy efficient. 08.03.16

ACHRNews cited a study by PNNL in an article that shared tips from HVAC contractors for servicing variable refrigerant flow systems. 08.01.16

Business Wire reported that Siemens announced an open-technology challenge with JUMP, an initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy, PNNL, and four other national laboratories. 08.01.16

Sustainable City Network posted an article on the PNNL-developed Emissions Quantification Tool, which estimates the impact of emissions on the smart grid. 07.31.16

In a story about building automation systems, Faculty Executive cited a PNNL report that found nearly all buildings could reduce energy use five to 30 percent with simple changes to their system. 07.21.16

Greenwire published an article on a new tool developed at PNNL that captures smart-grid emissions data. 07.21.16

The Tri-City Herald published a column by PNNL Director Steve Ashby, which talked about new technologies that researchers at PNNL are developing to improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption. 07.16.16

Clearing Up reported that PNNL will lead a regional hub of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Subscription required. 06.24.16

Solar Thermal Magazine, Forester Daily News, EurekAlert, and the Tri-City Herald reported that the DOE awarded PNNL with $4.4 million to advance lab-developed clean energy technologies. 06.21.16

The White House Office of the Press Secretary, The Seattle Times, Clearing Up, the Tri-City Herald, and other media outlets noted that PNNL will lead one of five regional manufacturing centers to develop smart sensors as part of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. 06.20.16

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