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DE-FOA-0001191: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001167: Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015.”

The BUILD FOA will have the following objectives:
(i) Improving the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy-efficiency R&D
(ii) Enabling American universities to develop stronger partnerships with industry
(iii) Improving manufacturing education in American universities

EERE envisions awarding multiple competitive financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements with an estimated period of performance of approximately 2 years to USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies.  These student teams must include undergraduate students, and be led by faculty with relevant expertise in energy efficient technologies, manufacturing (for projects developing hardware), and commercialization.  The Lead Institution must be an Institution of Higher Education, which includes, but is not limited to universities, 2-year community colleges, and predominantly undergraduate institutions.  The Lead Institution can choose to team with external partners such as a manufacturer or a government laboratory, but an external partner is not required at the time of application.  Teams may propose to develop any technology (hardware), software, or manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Building Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in late calander year 2014.

Please  review the full Notice of Intent "Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001191" under the FOA Documents section for more information.


  • Notice_of_Intent_(NOI)_DE-FOA-0001191 (Last Updated: 9/4/2014 03:52 PM ET)

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