DOE Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficiency R&D
Patrick Phelan, Emerging Technologies Program, U.S. DOE
Abstract: The ET Program, along with the Commercial Building Integration, Residential Building Integration, Appliance Standards, and Building Codes Programs within BTO work together to achieve the goal of reducing primary energy consumption in US buildings within the next two decades. The ET team focuses on supporting research and development of high impact technologies, or those that demonstrate potential for achieving significant energy savings cost effectively. Currently supported technologies include HVAC, water heating, building envelope, windows, sensors and controls, solid-state lighting, and building energy modeling. This presentation will provide a brief overview of BTO, projects currently supported by ET, and funding opportunities in building energy efficiency.