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May 21, 2019
Buildings and the Grid 101: How Much Does Timing Matter?
Understanding when efficiency occurs, and its value at those times, is a central component of BTO’s efforts.
May 20, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
May 13, 2019
IMPEL Your Building Technology Idea
Five Lab Innovation Teams successfully finished the 2018-2019 "Incubating Market-Propelled Entrepreneurial-mindset at the Labs” (IMPEL) program.
May 8, 2019
Buildings and the Grid 101: Why Timing Matters
We will dig deeper into why the timing of energy efficiency matters. To put it simply, it’s a matter of economics.
May 6, 2019
DOE’s National Labs Select Student Winners for JUMP into STEM Summer Internship Awards
BTO announced winners of its JUMP into STEM Grand Finale Event. Winners have been selected for paid summer internships at ORNL or NREL.
May 3, 2019
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DOE Announces $33.5 Million for Energy Efficient, Advanced Building Construction Technologies & Practices
Funding Opportunity Announcement aims to develop deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies.
May 3, 2019
Funding Opportunity: Advanced Building Construction with Energy-Efficient Technologies and Practices
BTO announced up to $33.5 million for early-stage research and development of advanced building construction techniques to reduce energy bills.
May 2, 2019
New DOE Research Strengthens Business Case for Building Commissioning
Building commissioning remains a cost-effective way to improve the operation of your building while lowering energy use and mitigating other risks.
April 24, 2019
Emerging Technologies Request for Information: Sensors & Controls and Building Energy Modeling R&D Opportunities
BTO released two draft Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) reports to inform BTO’s strategic direction and future investment.
April 23, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
March 13, 2019
EERE Success Story—Making Precast Concrete Façades with 3D-Printed Molds
With BTO and AMO funding, ORNL developed the technology to manufacture the precast concrete panels that make up the façade of the Domino Sugar Site A
January 29, 2019
Energy Department Announces $42M in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research of innovative building technologies.
January 29, 2019
Department of Energy Announces Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Awards
BTO announced it is investing in 19 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage R&D for advanced building technologies and systems.
January 29, 2019
Department of Energy Invests $11.5 Million in Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation
BTO announced it is investing up to $11.5 million in 16 projects to drive innovation and early-stage research and development.
January 25, 2019
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EERE Success Story—DOE Small Business Innovation Research Award Winner Installs Electrochemical Humidity Control Devices at Two U.S. Museums
Xergy Inc., a small company from Delaware, utilized SBIR funding under the authorization of DOE's BTO, to develop a novel microclimate control system.
December 27, 2018
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RMI Enlists EnergyPlus to Power its Portfolio Energy Optimization Initiative
RMI is developing a web-based platform to perform portfolio-level analysis, prioritize energy projects, and track and deliver results.
December 20, 2018
How Advanced Building Technologies in Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Can Support the Grid
As part of its grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB) vision, BTO directs breakthrough research that will make building technologies smarter.
December 20, 2018
Application Period Opens for SBIR and STTR Building Technology Topics
EERE announced 12 topics to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million as part of SBIR and STTR research programs.
December 19, 2018
DOE Building Technologies Office Project Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award
A BTO-supported technology is recognized as one of the 100 most exceptional innovations worldwide in science and technology over the past year.
December 18, 2018
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technolog...
EERE expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately $20 million
November 15, 2018
Energy Department Announces Buildings-Focused Subtopics as Part of 2019 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology ...
DOE is now accepting grant applications for the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 13, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky for Progress towards Energy Goals
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner, Bullitt County Public Schools, for reducing overall energy consumption by 18% from a 2013 baseline.
October 16, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2018 Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners
Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the six award categories previously announced by DOE.
October 16, 2018
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Radiance Creator Greg Ward Receives Prestigious Daylight Award 2018
Daylighting was a niche technique 30 years ago, but thanks to work of researchers like Ward, it is a core element of many high-performance buildings.
October 10, 2018
Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.