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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 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 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 25, 2019
Hand holding the electrochemical humidity control device prior to installation at the Statue of Liberty Museum.
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.
September 18, 2018
Low Cost Peel-and-Stick Wireless Sensors: From Prototype Development to Field Testing
An estimated 200,000 devices are connected to the internet every hour across the globe. These devices rely on wireless networks.
September 11, 2018
Energy Department Partners with Hatch to Explore Energy Solutions at Seaports
Through the Better Communities Alliance, BTO recently partnered with Hatch to explore innovative and replicable energy solutions at seaports.
August 23, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers at the 2018 Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit
DOE recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners for achieving energy productivity goals and 26 partners for setting new Challenge goals.
August 21, 2018
Energy Department Recognizes Commercial Lighting Leaders in Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE’s Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign recognized 15 organizations for leading the way in upgrading interior lighting and control systems.
August 20, 2018
Energy Department Brings Energy Training and Peer Event to Cleveland
The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, from August 21-23, 2018.
August 15, 2018
New Scout Application Estimates Impacts of Efficient Technologies on Building Energy Savings
The number of ways that a building can use energy is growing, meaning that the best opportunities for saving energy in buildings are always changing.
August 3, 2018
2018 DOE Housing Innovation Award Winners Announced!
The awards recognize the nation’s leading builders who are delivering a superior homeowner experience to American homebuyers.
July 24, 2018
Putting Data to Work
IMT has released reports from the project Putting Data to Work, focusing on the value that building energy data brings to the efficiency industry.
July 6, 2018
National Environmental Balancing Bureau Earns its First Better Buildings Workforce Guideline Recognition
An advanced workforce is needed to design and install the technologies and solutions that can save 20-30% of energy consumption in existing buildings.
June 25, 2018
Photo showing accelerated stress testing of an LED device.
In the Long Run: Testing SSL Reliability
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is bringing new capabilities to lighting, in part because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be easily packaged together...