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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 should not only focus on advancing high performance, cost-effective and attractive solutions to minimize energy loss in homes and commercial buildings, but also on innovative technologies for use in existing buildings. In particular, DOE would prefer if these technologies can help accelerate adoption of energy efficient building upgrades.

As part of a planned three-year initiative, Congress has appropriated an initial $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012, including $1.2 million for HVAC and building envelope projects that develop advanced manufacturing processes or equipment to help lower the life-cycle energy cost of manufactured products and improve the performance of energy efficient building technologies. The Energy Department plans to make additional requests totaling $10.8 million to Congress over the next two years to support these innovative building efficiency technologies. The due date for applications is at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2012.

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