Building Technologies Office

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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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Advanced Building Construction Initiative
The ABC Initiative integrates energy-efficiency solutions into highly productive U.S. construction practices for new buildings and retrofits.
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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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Building Technologies Office Projects Map
Learn more about our projects throughout the U.S. with this map and detailed table.
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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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DOE Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies
DOE expects the technologies to significantly improve energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and building-to-grid capabilities.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies
DOE selects two state energy offices, four local governments, and a State Judicial Council to install and evaluate promising building technologies.
January 20, 2021
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DOE Publishes Research and Development Opportunities Document for Building Energy Modeling
DOE has published a peer reviewed "RDO" document that identifies barriers to BEM adoptions and potential roles for BTO in overcoming these barriers.
January 19, 2021
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Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Develop Training Programs for Professionals Working with New Energy Technologies
DOE awarded approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners.
December 22, 2020
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Apply Now: 12 Buildings Topics in FY21 Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Awards
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)...
December 18, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces American-Made Buildings Prize
DOE releases up to $5 million for American-Made Buildings Prize on Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT).
November 16, 2020
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Solar Decathlon Build Challenge – Return to Construction
Collegiate teams competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge are returning to their projects despite the pandemic to build their solar houses.
November 2, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
October 13, 2020
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Can Connected Communities Solve Grid Challenges At-Scale? Let’s Find Out.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons Blog on Connected Communities FOA
October 12, 2020
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BTO and NREL Partner on GEM Fellowships – Applications by November 13!
BTO is proud to announce a new partnership with NREL to fund Graduate Education for Minority Students (GEM) fellows.
September 29, 2020
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