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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
March 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Announces JUMP into STEM Winning Teams from Georgia Institute of Technolog...
BTO announced the winners of the annual, online building energy-efficiency competition, JUMP into STEM.
March 5, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Signs Memorandum of Understanding with India for Solar Decathlon India Competition in 2021
DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide collaboration and support to India in the establishment of Solar Decathlon India in 2021.
February 13, 2020
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 10, 2020
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
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 6, 2020
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.
January 28, 2020
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.
December 20, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 18, 2019
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 11, 2019
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.
November 18, 2019
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 14, 2019
Building Technologies Office Projects Honored at Prestigious R&D 100 Awards
DOE researchers have won 41 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D World Magazine.
November 12, 2019
Solar Decathlon Africa: Cool Oasis of Creativity in the Desert
It took three weeks for a Solar Village to rise in the desert of Morocco.
November 4, 2019
Building Technologies Request for Information: Lighting R&D Opportunities
BTO has issued an RFI to seek broad stakeholder input to inform the strategic direction of the DOE lighting research and development (R&D) portfolio.
October 29, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2019 Housing Innovation Award Winners
The Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the winners at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in Denver.
October 22, 2019
Economic Dispatch of Combined Heat & Power System in Upstate New York
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently completed preliminary testing of its promising Economic Dispatch.
October 16, 2019
LBNL Partners to Advance Empirical Research on Energy Efficiency and Building Valuation
Building owners and other decision-makers want to be sure their choices will result not only in energy savings but also better financial performance.
October 10, 2019
The Heat Is On: Performance Improvements for Natural Gas Devices
Efforts are needed to reduce the energy consumption of natural gas and other thermally driven appliances for a more secure, reliable energy future.
September 30, 2019
International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology Scales Efficiency Retrofits in Multifamily Housing
With support from an EERE funding opportunity, ICAST has completed energy-efficiency upgrades to nearly 1,000 multifamily buildings.
September 30, 2019
Systems Analysis allows Revit users to quickly group building regions into thermal zones and connect those to different types of HVAC systems. In this image, the “Core East” zone is connected to a VAV air handler.
Autodesk Brings Detailed EnergyPlus HVAC Simulation to Revit
New Systems Analysis capabilities use EnergyPlus and the OpenStudio SDK to allow Revit users to simulate detailed HVAC systems.
September 18, 2019
ABC Blog Series: Skills, Jobs, and Opportunities in an Evolving Building Industry
BTO researches, develops, and validates building technologies that are helping the United States achieve a clean and affordable energy future.
September 11, 2019
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.