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Energy Department Announces $19.5 Million for Early-Stage R&D in Separation Technologies, Building Materials, Windows, Cyber-Physical Systems, Integration Research, and Fuel-driven Equipment

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of up to $19.5 million for DE-FOA-0001825, “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2018.” This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation’s buildings and facilitate interaction with the electricity grid.

BTO will select projects in six topic areas:

Topic 1 – Advanced Separation Technologies for Building Energy Efficiency

Topic 2 – Advanced Building Materials

Topic 3 – High-Performance Windows

Topic 4 – Novel Approaches for Cyber-physical Systems in Buildings

Topic 5 – Integration Research of Advanced Commercial Energy Efficiency Packages

Topic 6 – Advancements in Natural Gas and Other Fuel-driven Equipment

For more information, submittal requirements, and instructions for applying to this FOA, visit the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website. To be eligible for consideration, a concept paper must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM ET on June 8, 2018. Questions about this FOA may be sent to


  • Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: June 8, 2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Submission Deadline for Full Applications: August 23, 2018 5:00 PM ET


Please join BTO for an overview of this funding opportunity. Register soon, space is limited.

  • Tuesday, May 8th at 11:00 AM ET


Click here to learn more.

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