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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News

Better Buildings Adds New Resources to Help Institutions Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements
The U.S. Department of Energy released a new Better Buildings Initiative resource, the Healthcare Financing Primer.
September 11, 2019
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ABC 101 Blog Series: A New Take on New Construction
This is the first article in a new web series on one of the Building Technologies Office’s new initiatives: Advanced Building Construction.
August 15, 2019
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JUMP into STEM Launches Competition on August 12
DOE’s online building energy-efficiency competition kicks off the 2019–2020 season with three concurrent challenges from Aug. 12 - Nov. 15.
August 12, 2019
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Georgia Power Unveils Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood
DOE recently helped unveil a new community of 46 smart townhomes in Atlanta.
August 1, 2019
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Building Technologies Office Announces Five Phase 2 Release 2 Small Business Innovation Research Awardees
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from EERE's SBIR program.
July 31, 2019
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EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $43.6 Million for Phase II Innovation Projects
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department's EERE Small Business Innovation Research program.
July 22, 2019
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Four Buildings Projects Part of $24 Million in DOE Funding for Development and Commercial Deployment of Promising Energy Technologies
DOE announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund.
June 26, 2019
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New Advanced Energy Design Guide Published for High Performance Offices
ASHRAE has released the "Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy."
June 25, 2019
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Women @ Energy - Q&A with BTO’s Dr. Karma Sawyer
Dr. Karma Sawyer, program manager of the Emerging Technologies program, discusses her career and her work at DOE.
June 13, 2019
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The Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Announces 12 New Buildings-Focused Projects for FY19
American small businesses received a $22 million boost from EERE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
June 12, 2019
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