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Department of Energy Announces American-Made Buildings Prize
DOE releases up to $5 million for American-Made Buildings Prize on Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT).
November 16, 2020
Solar Decathlon Build Challenge – Return to Construction
Collegiate teams competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge are returning to their projects despite the pandemic to build their solar houses.
November 2, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
October 13, 2020
Can Connected Communities Solve Grid Challenges At-Scale? Let’s Find Out.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons Blog on Connected Communities FOA
October 12, 2020
BTO and NREL Partner on GEM Fellowships – Applications by November 13!
BTO is proud to announce a new partnership with NREL to fund Graduate Education for Minority Students (GEM) fellows.
September 29, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices
DOE announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement.
September 25, 2020
JUMP into STEM Launches Three New Challenges for Building Energy Efficiency
DOE’s online building energy-efficiency competition is entering its third year with three new concurrent challenges.
August 6, 2020
BTO’s Pitch Program IMPELs Innovative Buildings Solutions into the Marketplace
Over the past year, nearly 70 buildings innovators gained critical technology-to-market pitch communication skills at intensive IMPEL+ workshops.
July 30, 2020
System Retrofit Trends in Commercial Buildings: Opportunities for Deeper Energy Savings
Systems-based retrofit strategies have significant energy-savings potential, providing anywhere from 49% to 82% in additional energy savings.
July 30, 2020
BTO Invests Additional R&D Funds for Promising Small Business Building Innovations
EERE will fund 49 new Small Business Innovation Research SBIR and STTR research and development projects across 23 states.
July 29, 2020
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