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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Buildings and the Grid 101: How Much Does Timing Matter?
Understanding when efficiency occurs, and its value at those times, is a central component of BTO’s efforts.
May 21, 2019
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EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
May 20, 2019
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IMPEL Your Building Technology Idea
Five Lab Innovation Teams successfully finished the 2018-2019 "Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs” (IMPEL) program.
May 13, 2019
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Buildings and the Grid 101: Why Timing Matters
We will dig deeper into why the timing of energy efficiency matters. To put it simply, it’s a matter of economics.
May 8, 2019
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DOE’s National Labs Select Student Winners for JUMP into STEM Summer Internship Awards
BTO announced winners of its JUMP into STEM Grand Finale Event. Winners have been selected for paid summer internships at ORNL or NREL.
May 6, 2019
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DOE Announces $33.5 Million for Energy Efficient, Advanced Building Construction Technologies & Practices
Funding Opportunity Announcement aims to develop deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies.
May 3, 2019
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Funding Opportunity: Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices
BTO announced up to $33.5 million for early-stage research and development of advanced building construction techniques to reduce energy bills.
May 3, 2019
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New DOE Research Strengthens Business Case for Building Commissioning
Building commissioning remains a cost-effective way to improve the operation of your building while lowering energy use and mitigating other risks.
May 2, 2019
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Emerging Technologies Request for Information: Sensors & Controls and Building Energy Modeling R&D Opportunities
BTO released two draft Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) reports to inform BTO’s strategic direction and future investment.
April 24, 2019
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DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
April 23, 2019
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