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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.
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
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.