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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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News

Energy Department Announces Funding for 16 Small Businesses to Stimulate American Innovation in Building Energy Efficiency
These projects are funded through DOE’s SBIR and STTR programs, which are competitively awarded based on scientific and technical merit.
May 22, 2018
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Energy Department Celebrates Energy Efficiency Progress of Better Buildings Initiative Partners
DOE announced progress made by 900+ organizations that are driving energy efficiency in the U.S. economy through the Better Buildings Initiative.
May 10, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $11.5 Million for Integrated Residential Building Systems Research
Today DOE announced up to $11.5 million to support early-stage research and validation of energy performance improvements in residential buildings.
May 10, 2018
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Buildings and the Grid 101: How Are Building Technologies Office Partners Researching and Validating in the Field?
With a rapidly changing energy industry, Southern Company recognizes that accelerating technology development is more important than ever.
May 1, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $34 Million for Innovation Building Technologies Research and Development
Funding will help support Administration’s goal to drive U.S. leadership in energy-saving building technologies.
April 27, 2018
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ASHRAE, Buildings, the Grid, and Resources to Face the Challenges
Enabling smarter grids has the potential to create a revolution in the building sector that will save energy and costs.
April 25, 2018
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Energy Department Recognizes the Energy Management Association for Energy Management Certification Program
Improving the operational performance of America’s buildings offers significant energy and cost savings.
April 24, 2018
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Headlights vs. Highlights: Season Four of Better Buildings SWAP Showcases General Motors and L'Oréal USA
DOE today unveiled the fourth installment of the "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP," featuring General Motors and L'Oréal USA.
April 24, 2018
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Prairie View A&M University Team Grand Winner at Race to Zero Student Design Competition
DOE announced the winners of its fifth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
April 23, 2018
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Ask A Scientist: Karma Sawyer, Building Technologies Office
Karma Sawyer is the Program Manager for Emerging Technologies.
April 18, 2018
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