This document describes the activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, and the technology R&D plan.
Windows and building envelope research and development is a high priority for the Building Technologies Office. This roadmap is a useful resource for public and private decision makers evaluating and pursuing high-impact R&D focused on advancing next-generation energy efficient windows and building envelope technologies.
This document provides a description of activities the Department plans to undertake to accelerate manufacturing improvements that reduce costs and enhance the quality of SSL products, representing industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration.
Appliances present an attractive opportunity for near-term energy savings in existing building, because they are less expensive and replaced more regularly than heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems or building envelope components.
DOE commissioned this roadmap to establish a set of high-priority research and development (R&D) activities that will accelerate the transition to low-GWP refrigerants across the entire heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry.