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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

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 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.”

DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Solid-State Lighting R&D

Deadline for concept papers: November 20, 2015
Deadline for full applications: January 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 29, 2015. Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001364, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2016”), a total of up to $10.5 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas.

Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a notice of intent to release a funding opportunity focusing on reducing the energy use of commercial and residential buildings. Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) will fund projects in an Innovations section and a Frontiers section.

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.

Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement
Closed

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015
This Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) 2015 FOA contributes to advancement in two core technological areas: non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies.

High Impact Technology - Request for Information

Closed
Deadline for submission: December 30, 2014
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration has announced a Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001226, “High Impact Commercial Building Technology.”

Request for Information: GSA Seeks Innovative Building Technologies
Closed

GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program aims to drive environmental performance in federal buildings and lead market transformation through early adoption and deployment of innovative building technologies.

Apply: Increase Residential Energy Code Compliance Rates (DE-FOA-0000953)

CLOSED
Deadline: May 21, 2014
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of up to $6 million under the Building Energy Codes Program to to investigate whether investing in education, training, and outreach programs can produce a measurable significant change in single-family residential building code compliance rates.

Request for Information: High Impact Commercial Building Technology Deployment (DE-FOA-0001086)

Closed
Deadline: May 30, 2014
This RFI seeks information regarding the development and maintenance of new and existing tools, specifications, case studies and other resources actively deployed by the Commercial Buildings Integration program.

Apply: Commercial Building Technology Demonstrations (DE-FOA-0001084)

CLOSED
Deadline: May 19, 2014

DOE seeks to fund demonstration and deployment activities for technologies that are ready for market adoption but that may be underutilized due to market barriers including perception of risk, gaps in information and data on performance as well as cost.

Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 (DE-FOA-0001027)

CLOSED
Total DOE Funding: $14 million

Deadline: April 21, 2014
This funding opportunity intends to advance innovative, energy-efficient technologies, approaches, and design tools for commercial and/or residential buildings. The funding opportunity covers two focus areas, Incubators and Frontiers (Innovations).

Apply: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2014 (DE-FOA-0000973)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $10 million
Deadline: February 24, 2014
This FOA seeks to fund LED and OLED core technology research, product development, and manufacturing research and development.

Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (DE-FOA-0001000)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $1.6 million
Deadline: February 5, 2014
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) the Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks to establish a performance rating mechanism for assessing the energy performance of fenestration attachments.

“Turn-Key” Open Source Software Solutions for Energy Management of Small to Medium Sized Buildings (DE-FOA-0000822)
Closed

Total DOE Funding: $3 million
This FOA seeks to develop a “turn key” Building Automation System using Open-Source software and architecture specifically tailored to small and medium buildings to advance opportunities for energy efficiency in this sector.