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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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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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2018 DOE Housing Innovation Award Winners Announced!
The awards recognize the nation’s leading builders who are delivering a superior homeowner experience to American homebuyers.
August 3, 2018
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Putting Data to Work
IMT has released reports from the project Putting Data to Work, focusing on the value that building energy data brings to the efficiency industry.
July 24, 2018
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National Environmental Balancing Bureau Earns its First Better Buildings Workforce Guideline Recognition
An advanced workforce is needed to design and install the technologies and solutions that can save 20-30% of energy consumption in existing buildings.
July 6, 2018
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In the Long Run: Testing SSL Reliability
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is bringing new capabilities to lighting, in part because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be easily packaged together...
June 25, 2018
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