Building Technologies Office

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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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Advanced Building Construction Initiative
The ABC Initiative integrates energy-efficiency solutions into highly productive U.S. construction practices for new buildings and retrofits.
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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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Building Technologies Office Projects Map
Learn more about our projects throughout the U.S. with this map and detailed table.
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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