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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Advanced Building Construction Initiative
Our ABC Initiative integrates energy-efficiency solutions into highly productive construction practices for new buildings and retrofits.
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News

New Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings
EERE announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled, Connected Communities.
February 13, 2020
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40 Newly Selected Ventures Reimagine the “ABCs” of Building Construction to Enhance the Affordability and Effectiveness of Energy-Sav...
BTO awarded $26.3 million to 40 competitively selected projects to pursue innovations that can advance the goals of the ABC Initiative.
February 10, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces up to $47.7 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), ...
BTO awarded $47.7 million to 23 competitively selected projects to pursue innovations that can advance the goals of the BENEFIT FOA.
February 10, 2020
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Releases Draft Toolkits for Commercial Buildings
The toolkits provide step-by-step information on the technology packages from project applicability checklists to operations and maintenance manuals.
February 6, 2020
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ABC Blog Series: New Technology to Retrofit America
With more than 90% of our lives spent indoors, buildings have a big impact on the quality of our lives.
January 28, 2020
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Energy Department Announces Winners of Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition
Today, EERE announced the winners of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition.
December 20, 2019
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Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize
The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge consists of six individual challenges to find ideas that will enhance manufacturing in the U.S.
December 19, 2019
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Five New Cooperative Research Agreements Invest in Efficiency, Performance, and Sustainability Improvements for HVAC Technologies
BTO staff attended the announcement of new cooperative research and development agreements that Oak Ridge National Lab has made with industry partners
December 18, 2019
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Heat Pump Water Heaters Achieve Significant Peak Reduction and Energy Savings
Studying the load shifting and efficiency potential of heat pump water heaters relative to electric resistance water heaters in residential buildings.
December 11, 2019
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Smart Energy Analytics Campaign Reveals Continued Energy and Cost Savings for Energy Management Information Systems
A new LBNL report finds that the installation of energy management and information systems (EMIS) is a cost-effective measure.
November 18, 2019
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