Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retirement of the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog

Posted by Webmaster on 27. June 2013 14:16

After June 2013 the Emerging Technologies program will no longer be updating the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog. News announcements, event notices, funding opportunity announcements, and other programmatic information for Building Envelope and Windows research can be found on the Building Technologies Office’s website. To receive program updates via email, please subscrib... [More]

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Building Envelope and Window R&D Program Releases Stakeholder Engagement Workshop Reports

Posted by Webmaster on 18. September 2012 22:45

This past summer, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program held two Stakeholder Engagement Workshops; one focused on Building Envelope Technology on June 26th in San Antonio, Texas, and another focused on Windows Technology on June 28th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program stakeholders were invited to come hear the latest building envelope and windows ... [More]

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ORNL Releases New Phase Change Materials Report!

Posted by Webmaster on 24. August 2012 13:59

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has released a new report titled Potential Energy Savings Due to Phase Change Material in a Building Wall Assembly: An Examination of Two Climates. The two climates investigated in the report include Phoenix, Arizona and Baltimore, MD, with two utility rate schedules. The report focused on the concept that phase change materials (PCM) within an external wall ma... [More]

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WVP Participant Provides R-5 Windows to DOE ARRA Project!

Posted by Webmaster on 27. July 2012 14:05

Another High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program participant is in the news: Mathews Brothers, headquartered in Belfast, Maine is participating in the rehabilitation of a former veterinary clinic at the old Brunswick Naval Air Station. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project is part of an effort to turn the base (now called Brunswick Landing) into a hub for renewabl... [More]

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Provide your feedback on the DOE-BTP Windows/Building Envelope Prioritization Tools!

Posted by Webmaster on 11. July 2012 17:27

Two weeks ago, the Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program presented two stakeholder engagement workshops; one focusing on Building Envelope Technologies and another focused on Window Technologies. At each of these meetings, DOE-BTP shared a new energy efficient technology prioritization tool meant to provide an objective comparison of new and existing technologies/measures, as well as estim... [More]

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Building Envelope Technology Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on June 26th Announced!

Posted by Webmaster on 26. April 2012 16:00

DOE-BTP's Building Envelope R&D Program has announced a "Building Envelope Technology Stakeholder Engagement Workshop" this summer in San Antonio, Texas! The workshop will take place at The Hilton Palacio Del Rio-Riverwalk on June 26th from 1:00pm-5:00pm, adjacent to the ASHRAE Building Envelope Committee 4.4 Meetings. All building envelope technology stakeholders are invited to come hear the... [More]

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Reviewers Wanted by U.S. DOE: Envelope Technical Experts

Posted by Webmaster on 5. April 2012 11:21

In March, the Building Technologies Program at DOE released a competitive solicitation (scroll down to the heading: DE-FOA-0000621: Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies). DOE is looking for reviewers with deep technical and/or market expertise in the HVAC and/or Building Envelope areas for both the Concept Paper phase and Full Application phase. In ... [More]

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ARPA-E FOA Includes Building Envelope Technology Opportunity!

Posted by Webmaster on 16. March 2012 15:38

On March 2, 2012, ARPA-E announced the release of an Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), with letters of intent due on March 30 and Concept Paper submissions due on April 12. The recently updated sections of this FOA are identified in the FOA file located on the ARPA-E Funding Opportunity eXCHANGE Portal: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/. Check it out, and you'll see under Category 6 of the... [More]

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DOE Announces $5.2 Million to Improve Building Efficiency Technologies, including Building Envelope and Windows!

Posted by Webmaster on 9. March 2012 17:59

As part of the Obama Administration's blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems and high efficiency insulation, windows and roofs. Those interested in submitting building envelope projects ... [More]

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DOE releases research topics for SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 3 FOA!

Posted by Webmaster on 9. March 2012 17:41

You read correct! You can now head over to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) page on the DOE-Office of Science web site and learn more about the topics to be released in the April 3 program funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Topics include: Advanced manufacturing Biomass Buildings Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies Solar Vehic... [More]

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DOE Building Technologies Releases Notice of Intent for Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies

Posted by Webmaster on 5. January 2012 10:09

Later this month, DOE's Building Technologies Program (BTP) intends to release a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to develop innovative technologies for buildings that can have a tremendous impact on energy savings overall and lead to a market-ready solution within five years of project launch. The Notice of Intent is designed to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to begin devel... [More]

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