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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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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News

Department of Energy Announces Postponement of Solar Decathlon 2020 Summer Events
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® postponed its 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from June 2020 to April 16-18, 2021.
May 22, 2020
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Building Technologies Office Funds 20 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects
As part of a recent $53 million DOE announcement for SBIR and STTR R&D projects, EERE announced selection of 106 new projects across 26 states.
May 21, 2020
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Hunter Douglas Receives First-Ever Energy Performance Rating for Window Attachments
A leading manufacturer of window treatments rates energy performance of its window products.
May 1, 2020
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A Recap of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop
The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, drew lighting experts from around the world to San Diego.
April 30, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals
DOE announced training program funding for professionals who interact with distributed energy resources, including firefighters and first responders.
April 6, 2020
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Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
March 27, 2020
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Department of Energy Releases Request for Information on Potential Funding for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communit...
DOE's EERE is seeking public input on a potential funding for grid-interactive buildings in Connected Communities
March 27, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Announces JUMP into STEM Winning Teams from Georgia Institute of Technolog...
BTO announced the winners of the annual, online building energy-efficiency competition, JUMP into STEM.
March 9, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with India for Solar Decathlon India Competition in 2021
DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide collaboration and support to India in the establishment of Solar Decathlon India in 2021.
March 5, 2020
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New Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings
EERE announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled, Connected Communities.
February 13, 2020
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