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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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U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2018 Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners
Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the six award categories previously announced by DOE.
October 16, 2018
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Radiance Creator Greg Ward Receives Prestigious Daylight Award 2018
Daylighting was a niche technique 30 years ago, but thanks to work of researchers like Ward, it is a core element of many high-performance buildings.
October 16, 2018
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Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.
October 10, 2018
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EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
September 26, 2018
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Low Cost Peel-and-Stick Wireless Sensors: From Prototype Development to Field Testing
An estimated 200,000 devices are connected to the internet every hour across the globe. These devices rely on wireless networks.
September 18, 2018
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Energy Department Partners with Hatch to Explore Energy Solutions at Seaports
Through the Better Communities Alliance, BTO recently partnered with Hatch to explore innovative and replicable energy solutions at seaports.
September 11, 2018
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Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers at the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit
DOE recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners for achieving energy productivity goals and 26 partners for setting new Challenge goals.
August 23, 2018
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Energy Department Recognizes Commercial Lighting Leaders in Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign recognized 15 organizations for leading the way in upgrading interior lighting and control systems.
August 21, 2018
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Energy Department Brings Energy Training and Peer Event to Cleveland
The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, from August 21-23, 2018.
August 20, 2018
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New Scout Application Estimates Impacts of Efficient Technologies on Building Energy Savings
The number of ways that a building can use energy is growing, meaning that the best opportunities for saving energy in buildings are always changing.
August 15, 2018
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