The Building Technologies Office significantly increased the federal funding available for emerging technology through the “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (Benefit) – 2016,” from $8 million to $20 million. The number of anticipated awards has also increased. See the amendment of the Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001383 for more details.
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement combines early-stage topics (Innovations) with later-stage, roadmap-driven topics (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided by the program. Because of their different focuses (Innovations: early-stage; Frontier: later-stage, roadmap-driven), this FOA is divided into two sections; an Innovations and a Frontiers section with an additional optional Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) supplement.
Applications for a BUILD Supplement cannot be submitted as standalone applications.
Topic 1: Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings
Topic 2: Human-in-the-Loop Sensor & Control Systems
Topic 3: Infiltration Diagnostic Technologies
Topic 4: Plug and Play Sensor Systems
Topic 5: Advanced Air-Sealing Technologies for Existing Buildings