September is a month full of changes: it marks the switch from summer to fall, and from vacation to school. But it also means something really exciting - the DOE Solar Decathlon! We've been tracking the event and showing you what's going on over the past couple of weeks. See what's been happening on the blog:
New or Notable on Energy Savers
- Solar Decathlon 2011 : The event runs Sept. 23 - Oct 2 in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. Check it out if you have a chance!
- The seasonal switch to fall  has begun on Energy Savers. Read our tips to help you get prepared for saving energy and money in the cooler weather.
On the Blog, In Case You Missed It…
- Affordability Contest Adds New Dimension to Solar Decathlon 2011 
- Solar Decathlon 2011: The Visitor’s Perspective 
- Solar Decathlon Technology Spotlight: Structural Insulated Panels 
- See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? 
- Walking the Walk to a Brighter Energy Future 
- Driving on "Green" Electrons 
Weekly Questions—Did You Share Your Answer?
- What Do You Wish You Knew About Home Solar Energy? 
- Are You Attending Solar Decathlon This Year? 
- Are You Interested in a Clean Energy Career? 
- Are Your Kids Learning About Saving Energy? 
- How Do You Like the Monthly Recaps? 
From the Archives:
- Fall Is a Great Time for Energy Awareness 
- Get Ready for Fall: Leaf Peeping, Staying Warm, and Saving Money 
- Hey There. Would You Like to Buy a Thneed? 
- Recycle Gal commented on See you Friday at the Solar Decathlon? : "This is a fantastic way to build awareness, sounds like the event will be educational and fun! Would love to do something like this."
And Tony commented: "I think this is a tremendous initiative from the Department and it is good to see that the young participants are putting everything into creating designs for today. I would like to see similar initiatives here in Australia and I will apply pressure to the Australian Government, through my web site, to encourage innovative design and construction along these lines. I hope that this is something I will see with some regularityand I take my hat off to you at the US Department of Energy."
- Nirupama commented on Are You Interested in a Clean Energy Career? : "I have a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and am working with a nonprofit to help small businesses become energy efficient by conducting comprehensive energy audits. I also have experience with using energy modelling tools, benchmarking, billing analysis. I have good knowledge of the incentive programs for the state and the city. I'm looking to work for a contractor as an Energy Engineer."