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DE-LC-000L070: BTO: 2019 National Laboratory Call for Core and Competed Activities

BTO: 2019 National Laboratory Call for Core and Competed Activities

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Modification 001 (4-15-2019)

a) Provided additional guidance for proposal submission in Appendix B.3.

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The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is seeking multi-year project proposals from national laboratories (“Labs”) for activities to incorporate into the Annual Operating Plans (AOPs). Updates to the Lab Call will be announced on EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ .

For some topics, only specific DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and specific DOE Government-Operated Government-Owned laboratories (GOGOs) are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient. All DOE laboratories are listed on http://energy.gov/offices under the heading “Labs and Technology Centers.” Only proposals for which the identified DOE national laboratory is the prime applicant will be considered for funding. Prime recipients are encouraged to form teams with other labs and to include other entities as sub-recipients.

Topics of Interest:

Appendix A: Core R&D Topics


A.1. Sensors & Controls:

A.1.1. Sensor and Meter Data Collection and Integration for Building Applications

A.1.2. Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD)

A.1.3. Predictive and Adaptive Controls Testing and Validation


A.2. Indoor Air Quality

A.2.1. Multi-Zone Building Ventilation

A.2.2. Air Sealing and Ventilation Research for Residential Retrofits


Appendix B: Competed R&D Topics


B.1. Building Energy Modeling:

B.1.1. Empirical Validation of Energy Simulation

B.1.2. A Simplified Performance Rating Method for (Small) Commercial Buildings


B.2. Advanced Residential Ventilation Technologies

B.2.1. Advanced Residential Ventilation Technologies


B.3. Solid State Lighting

B.3.1. Open Lighting Topic


Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the Lab Call is scheduled for April 11th, 2019 at 3:00PM ET.

To Register/Join, go here:

https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e37ce8d209d9cdd5f9822c47d63c61c98

  • US Toll: +1-415-527-5035
  • Access Code: 909 365 359
  • Event password: BTOLC2019

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-LC-000L070 BTO Lab CAll 2019 FAQ Log in "Questions and Answers" tab on Exchange.

The eXCHANGE system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.


Documents

  • BTO_Lab_Call_2020_LC_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 4/23/2019 05:58 PM ET)
  • DE-LC-000L070_BTO_National_Laboratory_Call_for_Cor_and_Competed_Activites-_Mod_002 (Last Updated: 5/14/2019 04:03 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • BTO_Summary_Slide (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 07:05 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/10/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM ET – 6/5/2019 5:00 PM ET