USC Gets $1.98M In DOE Energy Efficiency Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy said this week that it has awarded more than $76M in funding, for advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. Among recipients of funding was the University of Southern California, which received $1.98M. USC was among 58 projects focused on helping make buildings more energy efficient and cost-effective. The grants are part of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. USC's project as one of 12 projects awarded a grant working on Advanced Building Control Strategies, Communications and Information Technologies for Net-Zero Energy Buildings.