Building Technologies Office

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Building Technologies Office Projects Map
Learn more about our projects throughout the U.S. with this map and detailed table.
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Buildings Funding Opportunities
Here you can find a list of both active and past DOE Building Technologies Office funding opportunities.
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Resource Center
The Resource Center includes links to documents and solution centers that guide the program management process and illustrate results and benefits.
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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
We’re conducting Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings research to help bring connectedness and the related energy savings across the buildings sector.
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News

Energy Department Announces Winners of Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition
Today, EERE announced the winners of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition.
December 20, 2019
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Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize
The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge consists of six individual challenges to find ideas that will enhance manufacturing in the U.S.
December 19, 2019
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Five New Cooperative Research Agreements Invest in Efficiency, Performance, and Sustainability Improvements for HVAC Technologies
BTO staff attended the announcement of new cooperative research and development agreements that Oak Ridge National Lab has made with industry partners
December 18, 2019
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Heat Pump Water Heaters Achieve Significant Peak Reduction and Energy Savings
Studying the load shifting and efficiency potential of heat pump water heaters relative to electric resistance water heaters in residential buildings.
December 11, 2019
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Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Reveals Continued Energy and Cost Savings for Energy Management Information Systems
A new LBNL report finds that the installation of energy management and information systems (EMIS) is a cost-effective measure.
November 18, 2019
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Building Technologies Office Projects Honored at Prestigious R&D 100 Awards
DOE researchers have won 41 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D World Magazine.
November 14, 2019
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Solar Decathlon Africa: Cool Oasis of Creativity in the Desert
It took three weeks for a Solar Village to rise in the desert of Morocco.
November 12, 2019
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Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities
BTO has issued an RFI to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE lighting research and development (R&D) portfolio.
November 4, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2019 Housing Innovation Award Winners
The Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the winners at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in Denver.
October 29, 2019
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Economic Dispatch of Combined Heat & Power System in Upstate New York
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently completed preliminary testing of its promising Economic Dispatch.
October 22, 2019
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