Commercial Buildings FOA Concept Paper Deadline is November 22, 2014

ARTICLE | Nov 12, 2014

The concept paper deadline for Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168, "Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings" was incorrectly listed in one instance in the previous announcement. The correct concept paper deadline is November 22, 2014. The announcement has been revised to reflect this.

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of nearly $9 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001168, “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.” The FOA encourages investments in energy-saving upgrades that can be widely adopted in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other commercial buildings.

This funding opportunity seeks to support 5-10 projects that will increase energy savings in commercial buildings by accelerating in the marketplace the use of tools, solutions, and resources the Department has developed to help commercial building owners, managers, and professionals overcome barriers to efficiency. These include theimplementation models developed by the highly successful Better Buildings Challenge; data and analysis platforms such as the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, the Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform, or the Buildings Performance Database; Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and training programs; the Better Buildings rooftop unitor low-cost wireless submeter challenge specifications; and owner-tenant collaboration strategies developed as part of the Green Lease Library project.

Organizations are encouraged to partner on applications to enhance the overall deployment impact by leveraging current deployment channels, market orientation, and strategic relationships. DOE is interested in proposals that will impact a significant geographic and/or commercial buildings market sector, affect a minimum of 100 buildings, achieve at least 20% energy savings over 10 years, train workers, create jobs, and result in programs that will be self-sustaining after the DOE funding period ends.

This funding opportunity is open to organizations, companies, non-profits, universities and consortiums operating in the U.S. The final funding amount is subject to Congressional appropriations.

How to Apply

More information, application requirements, and instructions for this funding opportunity announcement (DE-FOA-0001168) can be found on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website. To be eligible for consideration, a concept paper must be submitted no later than November 22, 2014. Questions about this FOA may be sent to

Submission Deadlines

  • Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: November 22, 2014, 5:00 PM ET
  • Submission Deadline for Full Applications: January 20, 2015, 5:00 PM ET

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