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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.
August 15, 2019
ABC Blog Series: A New Take on New Construction
This is the first article in a new web series on one of the Building Technologies Office’s new initiatives: Advanced Building Construction.
August 12, 2019
JUMP into STEM Launches Competition on August 12
DOE’s online building energy-efficiency competition kicks off the 2019–2020 season with three concurrent challenges from Aug. 12 - Nov. 15.
August 1, 2019
Georgia Power Unveils Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood
DOE recently helped unveil a new community of 46 smart townhomes in Atlanta.
July 31, 2019
Building Technologies Office Announces Five Phase 2 Release 2 Small Business Innovation Research Awardees
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from EERE's SBIR program.
July 22, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $43.6 Million for Phase II Innovation Projects
American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department's EERE Small Business Innovation Research program.
June 26, 2019
Four Buildings Projects Part of $24 Million in DOE Funding for Development and Commercial Deployment of Promising Energy Technologies
DOE announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund.
June 25, 2019
New Advanced Energy Design Guide Published for High Performance Offices
ASHRAE has released the "Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small to Medium Office Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy."
June 13, 2019
Karma Sawyer, Buildings Technology Office
Women @ Energy - Q&A with BTO’s Dr. Karma Sawyer
Dr. Karma Sawyer, program manager of the Emerging Technologies program, discusses her career and her work at DOE.
June 12, 2019
The Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Announces 12 New Buildings-Focused Projects for FY19
American small businesses received a $22 million boost from EERE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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
Man in a hard hat standing on top of a building, holding an e-tablet, with a view at construction workers doing work below.
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.