The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in high-risk, high-value research, development and deployment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
EERE, through the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is issuing
a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117, entitled ?Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations?.
The FOA seeks to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable.
BTO's strategic goal is to significantly improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings to reduce national energy demand and allow the nation to work toward greater energy independence and a cleaner environment.
With this FOA, EERE anticipates selecting and funding 1 to 4 building science teams in 2015 for the Building America Research Program.
Selected teams will conduct applied Research and Development (R&D) in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes.
Core technical challenges include:
A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.
Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award.
The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website.
A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.
Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.
The Building America informational Webinar is scheduled to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm EST.
Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed.
Please register at:
https://www 1. gotomeeting.com/register/598800209