December 14, 2022
BTO Releases BENEFIT 2022/23 Funding Opportunity for Innovations that Electrify, Optimize, and Decarbonize Building Operations
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced its Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2022/23 funding opportunity announcement (FOA).
August 10, 2022
DOE Reports Examine the State of Current Commercial UV LEDs
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) radiation for air and surface disinfection. This technology area represents a growing opportunity to improve indoor air quality while saving energy over high-ventilation approaches.
June 30, 2022
DOE Launches Prototype Phase of L-Prize Lighting Competition
DOE launches the second phase of its three-phase Lighting Prize Competition, a DOE American-Made Challenge
February 3, 2022
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition
Secretary Granholm announced a $20,000 prize for each of the four Phase 1 winners of DOE's L-Prize® Lighting Competition
February 2, 2022
DOE Publishes 2022 SSL Manufacturing Status & Opportunities
The report examines high-priority opportunities to develop manufacturing technologies that will benefit energy-saving solid-state lighting (SSL) while also supporting an increased role in the global marketplace for U.S. manufacturing of lighting products.
February 2, 2022
DOE Publishes 2022 Solid-State Lighting R&D Opportunities
The document examines the many critical opportunities that exist to positively impact energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions, human well-being, and the economy through research and development of light-emitting diode (LED)-based SSL.
August 13, 2021
BTO Announces its Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Selections
DOE announced nearly $83 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills by investing in new energy-efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce.
August 5, 2021
DOE Report Looks at Long-Term Changes in Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Devices as They Age
DOE has released a report, Changes in SSL Device Efficiency and Optical Performance with Aging: Final Report, focusing on the long-term changes in light source, optical delivery, and spectral efficiencies that occur as SSL device age.
June 10, 2021
Building Technologies Office Funds 18 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects
This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced $54 million in funding for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects.
May 26, 2021
New Report Examines LED Manufacturing Supply Chain, Opportunities for Domestic Manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that characterizes the global manufacturing supply chain for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and LED lighting products.