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December 22, 2020
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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 18, 2020
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)...
November 16, 2020
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 2, 2020
UNLV students are building a self-sufficient, affordable home for a military veteran in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.
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.
October 13, 2020
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 12, 2020
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
September 29, 2020
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 25, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices
DOE announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement.
August 6, 2020
JUMP into STEM Launches Three New Challenges for Building Energy Efficiency
DOE’s online building energy-efficiency competition is entering its third year with three new concurrent challenges.
July 30, 2020
BTO’s Pitch Program IMPELs Innovative Buildings Solutions into the Marketplace
Over the past year, nearly 70 buildings innovators gained critical technology-to-market pitch communication skills at intensive IMPEL+ workshops.
July 30, 2020
System Retrofit Trends in Commercial Buildings: Opportunities for Deeper Energy Savings
Systems-based retrofit strategies have significant energy-savings potential, providing anywhere from 49% to 82% in additional energy savings.
July 29, 2020
BTO Invests Additional R&D Funds for Promising Small Business Building Innovations
EERE will fund 49 new Small Business Innovation Research SBIR and STTR research and development projects across 23 states.
July 27, 2020
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Python EMS: A Unique EnergyPlus Feature Gets a Serious Upgrade
Released in March 2020, EnergyPlus 9.3.0 fast-forwards the Energy Management System feature about 40 years.
July 1, 2020
Notice of Opportunity Streamlines Small Business Access to ORNL’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center
ORNL issued a NOO that provides small businesses and other industry partners with more affordable access to ORNL’s BTRIC.
June 26, 2020
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Beyond Efficiency: The Benefits of High-Impact Buildings Technologies in the Public Sector
EERE recently launched new initiatives focused on technology field validation, the testing of near-commercial-ready technologies.
June 26, 2020
Department of Energy Releases New Funding Opportunity to Validate Novel Building Technology Performance with State, Local and Tribal Gove...
EERE announced a new competitive FOA that provides up to $10 million to validate novel building technology performance in public buildings.
June 18, 2020
BTO Announces Nine New Buildings Projects for Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Support
EERE announced more than $20.1 million in federal funding for 58 projects supported by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions TCF.
June 1, 2020
DOE Announces Requests for Information on Opaque Building Envelopes and Windows R&D Opportunities
BTO will solicit feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on strategic direction and R&D investment in windows and opaque building envelopes.
May 22, 2020
Department of Energy Announces Postponement of Solar Decathlon 2020 Summer Events
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® postponed its 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from June 2020 to April 16-18, 2021.
May 21, 2020
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Building Technologies Office Funds 20 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects
As part of a recent $53 million DOE announcement for SBIR and STTR R&D projects, EERE announced selection of 106 new projects across 26 states.
May 1, 2020
Hunter Douglas Receives First-Ever Energy Performance Rating for Window Attachments
A leading manufacturer of window treatments rates energy performance of its window products.
April 30, 2020
A Recap of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop
The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and the Illuminating Engineering Society, drew lighting experts from around the world to San Diego.
April 6, 2020
First responders receive safety training at the 2MW CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas.
Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals
DOE announced training program funding for professionals who interact with distributed energy resources, including firefighters and first responders.
March 27, 2020
Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
March 27, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Request for Information on Potential Funding for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communit...
DOE's EERE is seeking public input on a potential funding for grid-interactive buildings in Connected Communities