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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

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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Energy Department Recognizes Data Center for Achieving Energy Goals
Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Sabey Data Centers, improved its every performance 24 percent in 10 years.
June 21, 2018
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The First Smart Neighborhood of Its Kind in the Southeast
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood is nearly complete, bringing together 62 high-performance, connected homes and a community microgrid.
June 13, 2018
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DOE Field Study Methodology Provides States with Better Data on Building Energy Codes
Model building energy codes can save $126 billion in energy cost savings between 2010 and 2040 – but only if buildings are built to code.
June 7, 2018
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Seven Organizations Save $5 Million in Energy Savings from Rooftop Unit Efficiency Efforts
DOE’s RTU Campaign recognized seven businesses for their leadership in energy-efficient commercial buildings.
June 5, 2018
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JUMP into STEM: Challenging University Students to Compete on Innovative Designs
ORNL launched the JUMP into STEM initiative to advance student skills in the STEM fields and encourage early-stage research in energy efficiency.
June 1, 2018
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Observations from LIGHTFAIR 2018
At LIGHTFAIR International, held a few weeks ago in the Windy City, DOE’s SSL team played to standing room only crowds in our award-winning booth…
May 30, 2018
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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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