WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has issued a notice of intent to release a funding opportunity focusing on reducing the energy use of commercial and residential buildings. Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) will fund projects in an Innovations section and a Frontiers section.
The Innovations section will support: research and development (R&D) in an open topic in which any innovative technology, approach or tool not already supported by BTO or described in a BTO roadmap will be considered; development of hardware and/or software solutions for real-time occupant-centered control of building systems; and novel air infiltration diagnostic technologies. The Frontiers section will support R&D into further development of wireless sensors and sensor platforms for building operation data collection, and development of advanced air-sealing technologies designed for use in existing buildings. In addition, a Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development supplemental section will provide a maximum of $100K/year to prime recipients that are for-profit companies that partner with a university.
View BTO’s existing portfolio of R&D projects and technology roadmaps on the Emerging Technologies website.