November 6, 2023

BTO Announces BENEFIT 2024 Funding Opportunity up to $30 Million for Advances that Demonstrate, Optimize, and Facilitate Decarbonization of Building Systems

Today, BTO announced its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2024 Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0003158).

October 25, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of L-Prize Prototype Phase

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced six winners in Phase Two of the DOE Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) competition.

October 6, 2023

DOE Publishes First Round of CALiPER Test Results for GUV Products

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the first round of CALiPER test results for germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) products. The results highlight both substantial energy efficiency opportunities and efforts that are needed to address performance

August 7, 2023

Meet DOE’s Newest Research Projects from BENEFIT 22-23

DOE released $46 million in funding for 29 projects across 15 states to develop advanced technologies and retrofit practices for buildings that will benefit occupants and the grid through efficient, affordable, sustainable, building operations.

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.