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Below you can find a list of both active and past DOE Building Technologies Office funding opportunities. To receive notice of new funding opportunities, please subscribe to our email newsletter mailing list.

Funding Opportunity: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)—2017

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program has announced the availability of up to $19.5 million for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001632, “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017.”

Funding Opportunity: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

Submission deadline for concept papers: December 7, 2016
Submission deadline for full applications: February 1, 2016
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of $5.5 million for Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity: Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages

Submission deadline for concept papers: November 11, 2016
Submission deadline for full applications: February 21, 2017
BTO's Commercial Buildings Integration program has announced the availability of $6.5 million for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001518, “Scaling Up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages.”

Funding Opportunity: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D — 2017

Submission deadline for concept papers: November 14, 2016
Submission deadline for full applications: January 10, 2017
BTO's Emerging Technologies program announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001613, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2017”). A total of up to $10 million in funding for up to 10 projects will be directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas.

DOE Seeking Information on Miscellaneous Electrical Loads Research and Development Topics

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on research and development (R&D) topics and approaches as well as the associated metrics and targets to reduce the energy consumption of miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) in U.S. residential and commercial buildings.

Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Scaling up the Next Generation of Building Efficiency Packages

The Building Technologies Office (BTO), in collaboration with the General Services Administration’s Green Proving Ground, intends to release a funding opportunity for innovative partnerships proposing real building demonstrations of high-impact, energy-efficient multi-system technology packages. View the notice of intent.

New Funding Opportunity: High-Efficacy Lamp Product Development

Submission deadline for letter of intent: May 6, 2016, 5 p.m. ET
Submission deadline for full applications: May 23, 2016, 5 p.m. ET
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies (ET) program is announcing the availability of up to $3 million in funding to develop energy efficient replacement lamps in general illumination applications.

Funding Opportunity for Commercial Energy Codes Field Studies

Submission deadline for full applications: April 11, 2016 5 p.m. ET
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of $4 million for the Commercial Buildings and Energy Codes Field Studies funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001532).

BTO FY17-FY19 National Laboratory Call & Merit Review

Letter of Intent Deadline: February 16, 2016
Full Application Submission Deadline: March 7, 2016

BTO is seeking multi-year (3+ years) project proposals from national laboratories (‘Labs’) for activities to incorporate into the FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 2019 Annual Operating Plans (AOPs).

Updated Funding Opportunity: Emerging Technologies

Submission deadline for concept papers: February 5, 2016
Submission deadline for full applications: April 19, 2016
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program has announced the availability of $20 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001383, “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2016.”

Funding Opportunity: Building America High Performance Housing Innovation

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: December 21, 2015
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: February 8, 2016
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a notice of intent to release a funding opportunity focusing on selecting additional building science teams for the Building America Research Program. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) builds on work begun in the 2015 Building America FOA.

Teaming Partner List for BENEFIT FOA Released

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of new project teams for the anticipated Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The Teaming Partner List is now available as an attachment to the Request for Information (RFI) on EERE Exchange, and will be moved to FOA DE-FOA-0001383.

Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunity: Small-Medium Commercial Buildings

Deadline for concept papers: December 4, 2015
Deadline for full applications: February 1, 2016

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $9.5 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001385, “Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings.”

Engineers, Tinkerers, and Innovators Are Invited to Join the JUMP Initiative

JUMP connects innovators to industry to make the most creative ideas a reality. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and industry partners (A.O. Smith, GE, and UTRC) want to collaborate with you to solve some of the most interesting technical challenges facing the buildings energy-efficiency industry.

Funding Opportunities
GSA and DOE Seek Innovative Building Technologies

To submit your technology, complete our request for information (RFI) by Friday, December 11, 2015.

DOE Seeking Information on Sensor and Control Technologies

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather information from the public on sensor and control technologies that can be used within buildings.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Seeking Information on Design and Construction of High-Performance Tenant Spaces

The Building Technologies Office has released a request for information seeking stakeholder input on the design and construction of tenant spaces that achieve high levels of energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Response Deadline: September 30, 2015

BTO Catalyst Seeks Entries, Webinars and Jamathons Scheduled

CLOSED
Business Innovation Submission Deadline: August 14, 2015

Building Technologies Office is partnering with the SunShot Catalyst crowdsourcing initiative to identify and solve problems related to software development, data, and/or automation in buildings.

Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps – Request for Information

CLOSED
Response Deadline: April 30, 2015

BTO has released a Request for Information for the Building America technology-to-market roadmaps.

BTO FY16-FY18 National Laboratory Call & Merit Review

CLOSED
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 17, 2015
Full Application Submission Deadline: March 13, 2015

BTO is seeking 2 or 3 year project proposals from national laboratories for activities to incorporate into the FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 Annual Operating Plans.

Apply: Funding Opportunity - Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD)

CLOSED
Full Application Deadline – February 11, 2015

This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for U.S.-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficient technologies, manufacturing (for projects developing hardware), and commercialization.

Apply: Funding Opportunity - Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation
Closed

Application Deadline: February 4, 2015
The Building Technologies Office (BTO)’s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117.

Apply: Small Business Funding Opportunity for Lighting, Integrated Storage, and Distributed Generation
Closed

Application Deadline: February 3, 2015
The Small Business Innovation Research program has announced its FY 2015 Phase 1 Release 2 topics, which include buildings-related topics: energy efficient solid-state lighting luminaires, products, and systems; and integrated storage and distributed generation for buildings.

Apply: Funding Opportunity - Advancing Solutions to Improve Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

Closed
Application Deadline: January 20, 2015
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of nearly $9 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001168, “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.”

Apply: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D - 2015 Funding Opportunity
Closed

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 14, 2014, titled Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2015, DE-FOA-0001171.